Edmund the Martyr, St

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Edmund the Martyr, St (c. 841–70), king of East Anglia 855–70. After the defeat of his army by the invading Danes in 870, tradition holds that he was captured and shot with arrows for refusing to reject the Christian faith or to share power with his pagan conqueror. Arrows, for his martyrdom, and a wolf, said to have guarded the saint's head after his death, are the emblems of St Edmund. His feast day is 20 November.

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