Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy St Georges day

So today is St George's day. I was in Liverpool one time and I was sitting in McDonalds for breakfast on St Georges day. A server asked whether he got a day off, because of our patron saints day. The answer was no, so he lost interest.

Being English I know nothing of English history. I did read in Gibbon's Decline and fall of the Roman Empire that St George was a crook Bishop who sold bad bacon to the people. Then he was  killed by the people. The church made him a Saint, because  you can't have Bishops being killed. This seemed very symbolic of the Tory myth of England. But wikepedia claims that this story is not true. But do I believe wikipedia on this?