Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk

East of England

Great Churchyard

St. Edmund

died 869
King of East Anglia from about 855; by tradition he met his death at an unidentified place known as Haegelisdun, after he refused the Danes' demand that he renounce Christ: the Danes beat him, shot him with arrows and then beheaded him
(Wikipedia)
Elizabeth Frink
1976

Bury St. Edmunds /  St. Edmund   Bury St. Edmunds /  St. Edmund

Description

Bronze statue of King Edmund as a young man with a cross in his hand.

Inscription(s)

this sculpture by elisabeth frink c.b.e.
was commissioned by west suffolk county council
to mark the end of its independent administration
of the area of the ancient liberty of st. edmund
upon the establishment of the suffolk county
council in 1974.
elisabeth frink was born in thurlow
the sculpture was unveiled by the
earl of stradbroke lord lieutenant of suffolk.
17. july 1976

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Bury St. Edmunds - St. Edmund

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Location (N 52°14'37" - E 0°43'2")

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