Murder of King Edmund
In the year 869, the Danes who had wintered at York, marched through Mercia into East Anglia and took up their quarters at Thetford. Edmund engaged them fiercely in battle, but the Danes had the victory, killed King Edmund, and remained in possession of the battlefield. They tied Edmund to an oak tree and shot at him with arrows, but nothing would shake his fortitude.
Rev. C. Arthur Lane Illustrated Notes on English Church History (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1901)