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Edmund the Martyr, St

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Definition of Edmund the Martyr, St in English:

( Circa 841–70), king of East Anglia 855–70. After the defeat of his army by the invading Danes in 870, tradition holds that he was captured and shot with arrows for refusing to reject the Christian faith or to share power with his pagan conqueror. Feast day, 20 November.

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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
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