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Edmund Rich
b. 1175 – d. 1240 • Bishop
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Edmund, St, of Abingdon
Edmund, St, of Abingdon (also wrongly Edmund Rich) (c. 1180–1240), Abp. of *Canterbury. Born at Abingdon, Oxon, of pious parents, Edmund early obtained a reputation for austerity and sanctity. Before 1222 he became Treasurer of *Salisbury Cathedral, and in 1233 he was elected Abp. of Canterbury.
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Edmund of Abingdon
Edmund of Abingdon (c. 1175–1240)Archbishop of Canterbury, 1233–1240Born at Abingdon, England (near Oxford), to a devout family, Edmund began a life of austere piety very early. He pledged himself at the age of twelve to celibacy and church service. Beginning his higher education in 1195, Edmund alternated