So much has been written about St Edmund. Theories abound over where he might have been buried, whether he met his end in Helledon or Hoxne and did his head really reattach itself after his death?
I am not qualified to answer any of these questions, but hopefully these links will tell you more about the first patron saint of the English, and why he is still relevant, even today.
Dr Francis Young, Bury St Edmunds Historian
Dr Francis Young has written books about Edmund and often writes articles on his website about him, and the cult of St Edmund.
How King Edmund Became Patron Saint
Why Is Saint Edmund So Important
The Curse of Edmund (Members of We Love Bury St Edmunds only)
The Arts has also taken on the Edmund Challenge
Edmunds Witness by Ian McCabe
Saint Edmund and Of Kings and Tennis Courts by Joanna Hagan
Edmund Legende D’un Roi by Anne-Marie David and Jean Musy
The Edmund Way by Marcus Powles
St Edmundsbury Mayors Own Sea Cadets
A Legend meets Mayor Terry Clements
Tradition steps in as well