King Edmund,Saint & Martyr

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Words by Tim Holt Wilson, Pictures by Brian Whelan

'A martyred king; a miracle-working saint; a gilded shrine; a mighty abbey: Edmund's legacy is truly a casket of wonders.'

This short book traces the closely-woven threads of fact and fable around Edmund's life and martyrdom, and the fascinating religious cult which once made him the patron saint of England.

Even today he has a guaranteed place in popular affection. Read this book and find out why.

Thirty-two pages in perfect binding with 20 full colour illustrations.

Reviews

"This painting is alive with the brilliance of faith. We know that fallen acorns will grow into new trees; this death cannot be an ending". Sister Wendy Beckett

“Looking at a Whelan painting is like looking at a stained glass window, through the eyes of Bart Simpson.”
Writer and critic Steven Martin

“It’s as if a medieval stone mason had been given a box of paints.”
Brother Vaughan, Society of St. Francis

“His work is bold and commanding.”
Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate

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