Edmund

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The ruins of the Benedictine Abbey of Bury St Edmunds are a memorial to the largest Romanesque church ever built. This Suffolk market town is now a quiet place, out of the way, eclipsed by its more famous neighbour Cambridge. But present obscurity may conceal a find as significant as the emergence from beneath a Leicester car-park of the remains of Richard III. This text examines the secrets which lie beneath the stones of one of England’s greatest former churches.

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What buried secret lies beneath the stones of one of England’s greatest former churches and shrines, the Benedictine Abbey of Bury St Edmunds? The search for the final resting place of King Edmund has led to this site, beneath which Francis Young argues the lost king’s remains are waiting to be found. Edmund: In Search of England’s Lost King explores the history of the martyred monarch of East Anglia and England’s first patron saint, showing how he became a pivotal figure around whom Saxons, Danes and Normans all rallied. Young also examines Edmund’s legacy in the centuries since his death at the hands of marauding Vikings in the 9th century. In doing so, this fascinating book points to the imminent rediscovery of the ruler who created England.

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Weight0.31 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 13.8 × 2.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xx, 204 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.60163092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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