A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

by Juliana Dresvina

29 Sep 2016
Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press
Number of pages
342 plus 24 colour plates

A British Academy Monograph

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.

Available from Oxford University Press (link to OUP catalogue page)

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