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St EDWARD-THE-MARTYR

Christian Saint

Son of Edward the Peaceful and king, but with a wicked stepmother, Queen Elfrida who favored his stepbrother, her son.

Paying a social call at Corfe Castle, Edward never got inside. He was greeted with a drink before he could dismount, and stabbed in the back.

He managed to ride off as he was falling, and with a foot caught in a stirrup he was dragged off until a brook stopped his horse. Pursuing castle minions found his battered body and threw it down a well.

With the king mysteriously missing, Elfrida’s son Ethelred was crowned. But lo and behold — what was this? A strange and holy light shining from a well.

When enough curiosity and courage had been summoned Edward’s body was found and retrieved, then taken to a nearby church and Warnham.

Being of great significance it was interred at Shaftesbury Abbey. Now miracles abounded. A healing well, a healing tomb, holy miracles in the vicinity... You name it, Edward could do it.

Ethelred the Unready did not last long.

St EDWARD-THE-MARTYR FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : EDWARD-THE-MARTYR
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : March 18th
Birth and Death Dates : 962-979
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 54

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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. "EDWARD-THE-MARTYR: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 May. 2009. Web. 31 July 2014.

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