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St EDWARD-THE-CONFESSOR

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Patron Saint of Kings, Troubled Marriages and (formerly) England

Extremely well-known Anglo Saxon King and founder of Westminster Abbey.

Famous for his laying-on of hands to cure the King's Evil or scrofula. The healing miracles continued after his death via his tomb before the high altar in Westminster Cathedral.

Known for his chastity, he was long considered the patron saint of England, until St GEORGE nabbed the title.

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Article last updated on 10 May 2009
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St EDWARD-THE-CONFESSOR : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : EDWARD-THE-CONFESSOR
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : October 13th
Birth and Death Dates : 1002-1066
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 96

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