The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0219 Wednesday, 31 January 2001
From: A. J. Hoenselaars <
Date: Tuesday, 30 Jan 2001 18:41:01 +0100
Subject: St. George and St. Denis
Working on HENRY V again, I found the following quotation: "[John] Foxe
indeed says, 'He that bringeth St George or St Denis, as patrons, to the
field against the Turk leaveth Christ, no doubt, at home'." This sounds
like rather bad news for "the Mirror of all Christian kings,"
particularly during the courtship scene with the French princes, where
prophecies that HVI (compounded between St. Denis and St. George) will
go to Constantinople and take the Turk by the beard. I would be
extremely grateful of any of you could help me locate the quotation?
Ton Hoenselaars, Utrecht University