St. Edmund the Martyr
Martyred king of the East Angles. He was elected king in 855 at the age of fourteen and began ruling Suffolk, England, the following year. In 869 or 870, the Danes invaded Edmund’s realm, and he was captured at Hone, in Suffolk. After extreme torture, Edmund was beheaded and died calling upon Jesus. His shrine brought about the town of Bury St. Edmund’s. He is depicted as crowned and robed as a monarch, holding a scepter, orb, arrows, or a quiver.
Catholic Online. 2016. St. Edmund the Martyr – Saints & Angels – Catholic Online. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=3049. [Accessed 21 November 2016].