Monday, 1 May 2017
Saint Edmund, the Saxon king, may be buried under town's tennis courts, experts believe
Experts are set to start digging for another missing English king.
After Richard III was found buried under a car park in Leicester, details have emerged of other unusual possible resting places famous monarchs.
Now, Bury St Edmunds believes it may have the remains of Saint Edmund, a Saxon monarch, buried beneath one of its tennis courts.
St Edmund was a Saxon king who ruled in the ninth century. As a saint, his remains were kept in a shrine in Bury St Edmunds.
At the time of the desecration of the Benedictine Abbey, during Henry VIII's reign, the remains were lost.
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