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Edmund: The Untold Story of the Martyr-King and his Kingdom [Kindle Edition]

Mark Taylor
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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, 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 Edmund's 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 England's 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.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3681 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Fordaro; 3 edition (12 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DQXT1JO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars an interestjng overview, but short on evidence 13 Aug 2014
The book starts well with an overview of St. Edmunds life and death, but quickly descends into ramblings about paganism and mythology which seem to be short of much evidence and display the typical modern stereotypes abiut the age.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a hard book to to get through a bit academic ... 18 Aug 2014
By Tim D.
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a hard book to to get through a bit academic but interesting about the influence of pre christian religion on saints legends a more peacefull saint than george
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5.0 out of 5 stars Light shines on a long ago time 27 Dec 2013
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A totally fascinating read, written in a clear and easy to read style. This period of history (of my place of birth) has always drawn me, and the wealth of information Mark Taylor brings here is breath-taking. Edmund is a combination of historical king and mythological being, the stories that surround him hint at much earlier beliefs, all but lost now. Well recomended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars St Edmund should be England's patron saint! 27 Jan 2014
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A short but scholarly and insightful book that sheds much light on the importance of St Edmund in our history. It underlines the strength of the case for him to become England's patron saint again. What is the logic or justification for St George by comparison?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Local history 12 Jun 2014
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This is a great book full of local historical facts, it great addition to my local history collection, highly recommend it.
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