Dear learned ones,
I feel very remiss at missing the anniversary of St. Edmund,
king and martyr, last monday, the more so as i have a question
about the date of his death as recorded in medieval sources.
modern historical works give the date of his death as 869,
while a number of medieval ones (incl. the anglo-saxon chronicle)
have 870. i would very much like to know what year (if any)
is found in other saints lives, chronicles, etc. - or, if
anyone can suggest it, a reason for the discrepancy.
Margaret Cormack [log in to unmask]
Dept. of Philosophy and Religion fax: 843-953-6388
College of Charleston tel: 843-953-8033
Charleston, SC 29424-0001