St. George was born circa 280 in Cappadocia, an area that’s now part of Turkey. Emperor Diocletian executed St. George circa April 23, 303, in Lydda (modern day Lod), Palestine, for protesting Diocletian’s persecution of Christians. Circa 322, George was written about by Eusebius of Caesarea. He was made known to England by Arculphus and Adamnan in the early 700s. He was made patron saint of England in 1098, after seeming to soldiers in the Battle of Antioch.