St Edmund, King and Martyr

Saint Edmund was King of East Anglia from 855 AD to 870 AD. Edmund was defeated during one of the Viking invasions. He refused to renounce his Christian faith and worship heathen gods, and as a result he was bound to a tree and executed with arrows, and then beheaded. This explains why St Edmund is referred to in his title as “King and Martyr”, and why the logo used for our web site and other publications consists of a crown and arrows.

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St Edmund, King & Martyr