Bury St Edmunds

The town in Anglo Saxon times was known as Beodericsworth and it was here that St Sigebert founded a monastery in which he later was tonsured after relinquishing his crown. Following the translation of the relics of St Edmund, the monastery became one of the largest and most wealthiest in England. Here was also later housed a portion of the relics of St Botolph of Iken and the relics of St Jurmin, the son of King Onna.