Bury St. Edmunds
East of England
King of East Anglia from about 855; by tradition he met his death at an unidentified place known as Haegelisdun, after he refused the Danes' demand that he renounce Christ: the Danes beat him, shot him with arrows and then beheaded him
Bronze statue of King Edmund as a young man with a cross in his hand.
this sculpture by elisabeth frink c.b.e.
was commissioned by west suffolk county council
to mark the end of its independent administration
of the area of the ancient liberty of st. edmund
upon the establishment of the suffolk county
council in 1974.
elisabeth frink was born in thurlow
the sculpture was unveiled by the
earl of stradbroke lord lieutenant of suffolk.
17. july 1976
bury st. edmunds
urban district councils
rural district councils
- Dame Elizabeth Frink (Thurlow, Suffolk 1930 - Blandford Forum, Dorset 1993),
English sculptor and printmaker
Sources & Information
- Recording Archive for Public Sculpture in Norfolk & Suffolk, Around Bury St Edmunds (PDF on-line).
Locatie (N 52°14'37" - E 0°43'2") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: gbee036; Photograph: 7 June 2014
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