Saturday, July 25, 2015

#Wolf of the Day

Statue of Wolf, Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk 
Statue of Wolf, Hunstanton Beach, Norfolk by Paul D

Statue of the wolf that, according to legend, stood guard over the decapitated head of King Edmund (the first Patron Saint of England) until his followers found the head and buried it with his body. Edmund's head was removed by Danish Vikings after they captured him during a battle at Thetford. When he refused to renounce his faith, they tied him to a tree, tortured him, used him for target practice, then removed his head and hid it in a forest, to prevent him from having a christian burial. In the 19th century, a coffin was found in ruins, in Bury St Edmunds (where Edmund was buried), that contained the bones of a wolf...