Talk on St Edmund by Clive Paine Suffolk Record Office

  • East of England

  • 01 January 2017

  • 10.00 - 12.00
  • £7.50

Edmund, King of East Anglia, was martyred for his faith in 869. His head was guarded by a wolf, was reunited with his body and buried nearby. When exhumed c903, he had not decomposed and the head and the body were one again. He was moved to Bedericesworth, where c1030 King Cnut built a stone church and established a monastery to honour the saint. The Abbey grew to be one of the largest and wealthiest in England. Bury became one of the major pilgrim destinations in England. This talk examines the closing events of Edmund's life, his death and his lasting influence. Event will be held at: Bury St Edmunds Record Office, 77 Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2AR

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