Book of Saints – Edmund of Canterbury


(Saint) Bishop (November 16) (13th century) The eldest son of Reynold Rich, a tradesman of Abingdon in Berkshire, who having studied at Oxford and Paris, taught Philosophy in the former University from A.D. 1219 to A.D. 1226. He became successively Canon of Salisbury and Archbishop of Canterbury, governing the Church in England with gentleness, but with all Apostolic vigour. He corrected many abuses and bravely upheld the rights of the Church against the usurpation of Henry III and his advisers. Driven into exile to Pontigny in France (where his body yet rests), he died at Soissy, November 16, A.D. 1242, and four years later was canonised by Pope Innocent IV.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Edmund of Canterbury”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2012. Web. 25 April 2019. <>