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Saint Edward Martyr

Reposed 978 Remembered March 18

St Edward was the unacknowledged eldest son of King Edgar and chosen as king. He was crowned by St Dunstan and St Oswald of Worcester. His short reign was ended in 978 when he was murdered at Corfe Castle. He was soon recognised as a martyr and saint. At the Reformation his remains were hidden. They were rediscovered in 1931 and enshrined at Brookwood cemetery in Woking in 1984 by the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia. At present it is under a Greek Orthodox community.

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