Saint Edmund, the Saxon king, may be buried under town's tennis courts

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Experts are set to start digging for another missing English king.

After Richard III was found buried under a car park in Leicester, details have emerged of other unusual possible resting places famous monarchs.

Now, Bury St Edmunds believes it may have the remains of Saint Edmund, a Saxon monarch, buried beneath one of its tennis courts.

St Edmund was a Saxon king who ruled in the ninth century. As a saint, his remains were kept in a shrine in Bury St Edmunds.

At the time of the desecration of the Benedictine Abbey, during Henry VIII's reign, the remains were lost.

But historians believe the remains may well be below the tennis courts in Abbey Gardens, which sit on top of a former monks' graveyard in the sedate East Anglian town.

Plans to move the courts are being considered so archaeologists may soon be allowed to look for King Edmund's remains underneath.

Read more :  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/01/saint-edmund-saxon-king-may-buried-towns-tennis-courts-experts/?fbclid=IwAR3cNw5ZMKC6vJFF1sfz2yAQISV0cGGy9Qa8PgQp4Z-pO0_xaz-YfD-ByIo
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