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Knight with St.George's Cross Shield Letter Opener

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£21.95
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20052924
  • This delightful silver coloured letter opener is topped with a figure of a knight, holding a St.George's Cross shield .
    The letter opener would make a wonderful souvenir of your visit to England, or a perfect patriotic gift!
    Saint George, patron saint of England, is popularly identified with England and English ideals of honour, bravery and gallantry, but actually he wasn’t English at all. Very little is known about the man who became St George. He is believed to have been born in Cappadocia, now Eastern Turkey, in the year A.D. 270.
    He was a Christian, and at the age of seventeen, joined the Roman army and soon became renowned for his bravery. When Emperor Diocletian started persecuting Christians, St. George pleaded with the Emperor to spare their lives. However, St. George's pleas fell on deaf ears and it is thought that the Emperor Diocletian tried to make St. George deny his faith in Christ by torturing him. St George showed incredible courage and faith and was finally beheaded near Lydda in Palestine on 23 April, 303.
    In 1222, the Council of Oxford declared April 23 to be St George’s Day and he replaced St Edmund the Martyr as England’s patron saint in the 14th century. In 1415, April 23 was made a national feast day.

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    • Polished stainless steel with pewter handle
    • Gift boxed
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