Embroidery on two banners, one showing a youthful St Michael with splendid wings and a St George's cross (the two saints are often conflated) and a grotequely contorted, fire-breathing dragon; the other showing St Alban in a Roman toga and sandals, at St Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London NW6. Here were powerful symbols for the youth of the day to emulate, both vividly portryed in striking poses. One suggests triumph over evil, the other, self-sacrifice even unto death. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]
Photographs by John Salmon, with thanks to St Augustine's Church; text by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use the images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit John Salmon and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.
Created 2 May 2021