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St EDMUND

Christian Saint

Also known as EDMUND-THE-MARTYR

Saxon King and Martyr.

Made king at fifteen, he was by all accounts a pious and just ruler. In his spare time he hunkered down with a copy of the Bible and learnt the entire book of Psalms, no mean feat for a busy teenage lad.

It couldn’t last. Invading Danes finished him off with arrows until he resembled a porcupine. Or should we say hedgehog.

For those who need to know, we can confirm that three of his venerable teeth remain in storage at Bury Saint Edmunds in England.

St EDMUND FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : EDMUND
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : November 20th
Birth and Death Dates : 841-869
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : EDMUND-THE-MARTYR
Popularity index : 65

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Article last updated on 10 May 2009 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "EDMUND: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 May. 2009. Web. 23 July 2014.

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