Edmund: The Untold Story of the Martyr-King and his Kingdom Mark Taylor

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Published: November 12th 2013

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Edmund: The Untold Story of the Martyr-King and his Kingdom  by  Mark Taylor

Edmund: The Untold Story of the Martyr-King and his Kingdom by Mark Taylor
November 12th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 109 pages | ISBN: | 8.53 Mb

Edmund, Anglo-Saxon king of the East Angles, was murdered by the Danes aged only 29 years. He was declared England’s patron saint 20 years later and worshipped by the Danes who killed him. Attended by royalty and honoured as far north as Iceland, heMoreEdmund, Anglo-Saxon king of the East Angles, was murdered by the Danes aged only 29 years. He was declared England’s patron saint 20 years later and worshipped by the Danes who killed him.

Attended by royalty and honoured as far north as Iceland, he was renowned for his miracles of fertility and protection. But his martyrdom was unrecognised for 250 years. Why?For the first time, this fascinating book reveals the secrets behind Edmunds life and death. It explains why Edmund was venerated as a sacred king who, in death, guaranteed prosperity to his kingdom- how he represented the mysterious bond between god, king and land- how he united Saxon and Viking, pagan and Christian- and how he became a divine guardian in the tradition of other English national heroes.If there was still any debate over whether Edmund should be reinstated as Englands patron saint, this book settles the argument once and for all!Containing a wealth of information, including vivid photographs and detailed maps, this book is sure to be of interest to anyone with an interest in Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Norse culture and belief, paganism and early Christianity, Suffolk and East Anglian history, mythology and folklore.



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