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Is this the worst ever depiction of St George and the Dragon?

PUBLISHED: 11:10 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 23 April 2018

A piece of medieval graffiti depicting St George and the Dragon at All Saints Church, Marsham. Photo: Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey

A piece of medieval graffiti depicting St George and the Dragon at All Saints Church, Marsham. Photo: Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey

Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey

Hundreds of works of art have been created over the years to celebrate the legend of Saint George and the Dragon - including a quirky piece of graffiti found in a Norfolk church.

A piece of medieval graffiti from Marsham’s All Saints Church depicting St George battling the Dragon is causing a stir online for being amusingly bad.

An image of the graffiti was shared on Twitter by Matthew Champion of the Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey, also known as @MedievalG.

His tweet asked if this was “Medieval England’s worst ever depiction of St George and the dragon”.

He said: “It’s a piece of late medieval graffiti that probably depicts a medieval mummers play of St George and the dragon.

“It’s featured in a couple of publications and in an exhibition in Cambridge, but never ceased to amaze me just how popular it is. One of our poorer pieces of medieval graffiti - but with a certain charm.”

Many people have since responded to the tweet, sharing their love for the child-like graffiti.

Ian Simmons wrote: “I want a tattoo of that!”

While Adrian Powter added: “Much better than some I’ve seen. It gets my vote.”

• What do you think of the graffiti? Let us know in the comments below.


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