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Edmund : in search of England's lost king

Author: Francis Young
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What buried secret lies beneath the stones of one of England's greatest former churches and shrines? 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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Young, Francis (Francis Kendrick).
Edmund.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2018
(OCoLC)1039888228
Named Person: Edmund, King of England
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Young
ISBN: 1788311795 9781788311793
OCLC Number: 1005186645
Description: xx, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map, plan ; 23 cm
Contents: Angelcynn: Edmund's people --
Death of a King --
Invincible martyr: the early cult of Edmund, 869-1066 --
"Patron of all England": Edmund in the medieval world, 1066-1539 --
A lost King: Edmund since the reformation --
Conclusion: finding Edmund?
Responsibility: Francis Young.

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