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Edmund the Martyr
Birth: c. 841
Death: c. Nov. 20, 870

English royalty. King of East Anglia. Crowned at the age of 15, he showed himself a model ruler. In 870, he bravely fought the two Danish invaders who wanted him to renounce his Christian faith. When they returned with increased armies, he tried to avoid a meaningless massacre, and disbanded his troops. On his way to retirement, he was captured. He declared that his religion was dearer to him than his life. After beating him with cudgels, the Danes tied him to a tree, and cruelly tore his flesh with whips, then shot with arrows and finally beheaded him. From his first burial place at Hoxne, his relics were removed in the tenth century to Beodricsworth, later called St. Edmundsbury, where the abbey of that name was later built. Saint Edmund's feast, held in his honor, is observed on November 20. He is represented in Christian art with sword and arrow, the instruments of his torture. (bio by: julia&keld) 
Bury St Edmunds Abbey
Bury St Edmunds
St Edmundsbury Borough
Suffolk, England
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Record added: Jul 19, 2006
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