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
- 342 plus 24 colour plates
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.