Myth or Legend? of St Edmund
St. Edmund’s Last Miracle: Fact or Fiction?
Urban Myth Background
There’s an urban myth about St. Edmund’s last miracle, where he appeared to a congregation and warned them about the closure of his church. To figure out if this is true or not, we need to analyse the facts.
Analysing the Facts
We don’t have a specific date for this event, but we do know that the king’s visitors were at the church in 1537. This urban myth happened before that, but there isn’t much information in the archives to help us.
The monastery’s closure happened in 1539, so we can guess that the miracle might have occurred in 1538. However, there’s still no record of it in the archives.
What Can We Conclude?
Let us review what we know:
- The myth suggests a date.
- The myth has some historical facts.
- There is no record of the miracle.
- The king’s visitors visited the abbey in 1537.
- The abbey closed in 1539.
From these points, we can’t make a clear conclusion about whether the miracle of St. Edmund actually happened or not. It remains a part of the myths and legends of Bury St Edmunds.