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Red Cross Knight

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in Spenser’s Faërie Queene, is the impersonation of holiness, or rather the spirit of Christianity. Politically he typifies the Church of England. The knight is sent forth by the queen to slay a dragon which ravaged the kingdom of Una’s father. Having achieved this feat, he marries Una (q.v.). (Book i.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Red Book
Red Book of the Exchequer (The)
Red Boots
Red-breasts
Red Button (A)
Red Cap (Mother)
Red Coats
Red Cock
Red Comyn
Red Cross (The)
Red Cross Knight
Red Feathers (The)
Red Flag (A)
Red Hand of Ulster
Red-handed
Red Hat (The)
Red Heads
Red Herring (The)
Red Herring
Red Indians (of Newfoundland)
Red Kettle (A)

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