Conwy Castle Photos
This headmaster of Rugby School popularized 'muscular Christianity', combining sports and learning with a heavy religious focus
His son Matthew was a popular poet and influential schools inspector
He was largely responsible for reforming public school standards of education
20 November, 869
Death of St Edmund
A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.