VICTORIAN Religious Card - Saint Edward the Confessor, King of England
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AGE: I am guessing C.1890 but the piece but be a bit later, C.1900 - very hard to tell
ITEM: A religious prayer card for St. Eduardus - Saint Edward - Edward the Confessor - King of England. The front shows Edward in all his Kingly glory while the back bears a poem about the Saintly Royal.
CONDITION: Very nice color - patina of age is apparent but no creases, fold, breaks, tears, stains, etc.
NOTE: The cards always look better in person than in my scans/photos.
PUBLISHERS INFORMATION: None that I can spot. The back of the bottom just reads "With Ecclesiastical Approbation."
SIZE: 2-1/4" 5-1/2"
FINAL COMMENTS: Edward the Confessor was the son of King Ethelred III and his Norman wife, Emma, daughter of Duke Richard I of Normandy. He was born at Islip, England in 1004. In 1042, on the death of his half-brother, Hardicanute, and largely through the support of the powerful Earl Godwin, he was acclaimed king of England. In 1044, he married Godwin's daughter Edith. His reign was a peaceful one characterized by his good rule and remission of odious taxes, but also by the struggle, partly caused by his natural inclination to favor the Normans, between Godwin and his Saxon supporters and the Norman barons, including Robert of Jumieges, whom Edward had brought with him when he returned to England and whom he named Archbishop of Canterbury in 1051. After various revolts which were quelled, Edward became more interested in religious affairs and built St. Peter's Abbey at Westminster, the site of the present Abbey, where he is buried. His piety gained him the surname "the Confessor". He died in London on January 5, 1066, and he was canonized in 1161 by Pope Alexander III. His feast day is October 13.
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