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Birth of King Edmund the Martyr. Illuminated manuscript page of the birth of King Edmund the Martyr. Edmund was born in 841 and became King of East Angles, now East Anglia, England, at the age of 15. He was feted as a great and humble King. Edmund was martyred by the invading Danes in 870 when he refused to renounce his religion or allow his people to suffer. Edmund was later canonised. From a book of 1433.
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