#34453. Asked by BERNARD MATTHEWS. (May 28 03 10:45 AM)
It's the borough of St Edmund.
Edmund was a ninth-century king of East Anglia who was defeated in battle by the Vikings. He was put to death when he refused to renounce Christianity or rule as a Viking vassal. He was originally buried at Hellesdon in Norfolk: in the early tenth century his body was found to be incorrupt and was re-buried at Bury (then called Beadriceswyrth). A cult soon grew up around him, and a stone church and later an abbey were built over his shrine.
In ecclesiastical usage the place is also called St Edmundsbury.
Soirce: Oxford Dictionary of Saints
May 28 03, 11:18 AM
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