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Exhumations of Edward the Confessor

Over the centuries Edward the Confessor was exhumed a number of times.  These are the ones I’ve found: 1098 or 1102 – Henry I opened the coffin to see if his body was ‘incorrupt’.  They say that he was fresh with … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Edward the Confessors shrine

I have always been mystified by Edward the Confessors shrine.  It is unlike any other I have seen (keep in mind that I’m no expert on shrines).  The coffin is raised high up on a platform.  There are six niches, … Continue reading

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