Sunday, January 04, 2009

Death of Edward the Confessor

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

1066 Edward the Confessor, the last Anglo-Saxon English king, died at Westminster. Patron saint of England until the 13th Century, he lost this place to St George.

This English king and saint is credited with numerous miracles. Soon after ascending the throne, he was called on by a leper in the street to carry him on his shoulders into a church. When Edward did so, the unfortunate was cured.

He once saw the Devil sitting on the money in the treasury. When told by Satan that the money came from an unfair tax that the king hadn't known about, Edward immediately returned the money to its rightful owners.

Once, while lying before the altar, this English monarch and saint had a vision of the Danes embarking to invade England. When he saw the Danish king fall into the water, Edward described the vision and asked all present to note the hour and the day. Inquiries revealed he had seen the true incident, or, so it is said.

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Blogger Fignatz said...

Uhuh. And as anyone wanting funding to help the disadvantaged will tell you, Pip, the Devil's been sitting on the money in Treasury ever since.

The more things change, and all that.


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