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St Edmund the Martyr (Old English: ēad, "prosperity", "riches"; and mund, "protector"; Latin: Eadmund)died 20 November 869 or 870) was a king of East Anglia, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom which today includes the English counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.[note 1] Contemporary evidence for King Edmund's existence is largely confined to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and his coinage. In the late 10th century, Abbo of Fleury was commissioned to write a life of the saint and became Edmund's earliest biographer. Written in 985, the work was translated into Old English by Ælfric of Eynsham. According to Abbo, Edmund was captured and tortured by the Danish Great Heathen Army and died the death of a Christian martyr.
Edmund is venerated as a saint and a martyr in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. It is said that his body was ultimately interred at Beadoriceworth (modern Bury St Edmunds), where pilgrims were encouraged to visit his shrine. By the 12th century, the church had been enlarged. His popularity with the Anglo-Norman nobility helped justify their claims of continuity with pre-Norman traditions: a banner of his arms was carried at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.Info Wiki.

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  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 1 N: 2683] (11740)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-04-23
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-28 2:25
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