Saint Edmund Rich
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Archbishop of Canterbury England, who battled for discipline and
justice, also called Edmund of Abingdon. Born in Abingdon, on November 30, 1180. he studied at
Oxford, England, and in Paris, France. He taught art and mathematics at Oxford and was ordained. He
spent eight years teaching theology and became Canon and treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral. An
eloquent speaker, Edmund preached a crusade for Pope Gregory IX and was named archbishop of
Canterbury. He became an advisor to King Henry III and presided in 1237 at Henry´s ratification of
the Great Charter. When Cardinal Olt became a papal legate with the patronage of King Henry, Edmund
protested. A long-lasting feud between Edmund, the king, and his legate led him to resigning his see
in 1240. He went to Pontigny, France, where he became a Cistercian. He died at Soissons, on November
16. Edmund was canonized in 1246 or 1247. A hall in Oxford bears his name.
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