Pageant of St George returns to London after 425 years

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A Pageant of St George has taken place in the City of London for the first time in 425 years.

St George paraded through the streets of the Square Mile, for the first time since 1585, when Elizabeth I was on the throne.

The patron saint of England was mounted on horseback with traditional figures of a king and his daughter and a lamb led by a maiden in the parade.

The pageant started at Armourers Hall in Coleman Street.

The occasion was an annual feature of London life from the time of Edward III, but faded away in the aftermath of the Reformation and English Civil War.

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