The Faerie Queene

In TFQ there are many allusions to Saint George and other Saints. Canonisation is a Catholic idea, so did the early (Elizabethan) Protestant Church still recognise Saints? Or did they see Saints in a different way to the "old" religion of Catholicism?

Did the contemporary Protestant readers still recognise the authority/ importance of Saints as a Catholic audience might have? I ask because there are a lot of religious allusions in the Book but I'm confused as to how the idea of Saints is still prevalent when (as far as I know and can find out) Protestants disagree with Canonisation.

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