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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skippy007 (12510) 2011-04-28 2:43
Hello Iain, A n interesting image of excellent quality, nice natural colour, good contrast & clarity, enhanced by your interesting & informative note. Living in a fairly young country I always find the history in the UK & Europe for that matter fascinating.
jhm (150872) 2011-04-28 3:46
I see in background one of the typical English house or church, exactly or I see a movie of a English detective.
Splendid picture with the statue in middle.
You chose a very well angle this gives a lot depth and perspective.
Very well captured, good composed, nice photo work. TFS.
ikeharel (69311) 2011-04-28 4:36
Subject with water's surroundings is your specialty photos, Harriet.
Nice reflection, and clear details and describtive note enlighting about the place.
snunney (96797) 2011-04-28 5:08
A nicely composed image with good lighting. The lovely building in the background makes a splendid backdrop for the statue. I like the green and brown colour contrasts and excellent sharpness.
robmal (2127) 2011-04-28 8:12
Greatshot with amazing architecture and fine composition, super colors, details and sharpness, fine POV, congratulations.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-28 11:51
Excellent composition with the statue which arise in the Fg and this beautiful ancient arcitectur covered of vegetation in the BG. An image full of athospher with colors and contrast well collected.
faletiz (10377) 2011-04-28 12:24
a shot very well built with a statue in the foreground that harmonizes perfectly with the beautiful church. The excellent crop, beautiful light and beautiful colors.
bayno (18344) 2011-04-29 1:35
Beautiful house, the photo is perfect for sharpness, color and exposure.
The note accompanying is super.
batalay (38557) 2011-09-02 3:39
The statue of St. Edmund, against a backdrop of the old church, is simply, but elegantly composed. I like very much the note. So the venerated Saint was an early victim of the marauding Vikings.