This is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the cult of St Margaret of Antioch in medieval England. Margaret was one of the most famous female saints of both the Catholic world and of Eastern Christianity (where she was known as St Marina). Her legend is remembered for her confrontation with a dragon-shaped devil, who allegedly swallowed Margaret and then burst asunder.
Number of pages: 342 plus 24 colour plates
Publication date: 23 Jun 2016
ISBN number: 978-0-19-726596-3
Author: Juliana Dresvina
Publisher: Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press