Although the celebration of St. George’s Day diminished somewhat from the 17th to 18th centuries, it regained popularity as The Empire On Which the Sun Never Sets industriously invaded, conquered and enslaved over one-fifth of the world’s population in the name of Queen Victoria. Indeed, the Royal Society of St George was originally established in 1894 to enforce respect for the English way of life and, ever since, each successive English monarch has been a patron of the society.
It is only some years after the reign of Bliar and Brown has ended that we slowly see a re-emerging interest in
Both my father and my grandfather are named ‘George’. My dad was born on 22nd April and granddad on 23rd April. Later today we get together as a family and celebrate both birthdays. The English delicacies of Shepherd & Neame’s fine Spitfire Ale served with butter and jam scones will be very popular.