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Bury St Bdmunds

Bury St. Bdmund's, or St. Edmundsbury, a parliamentary and municipal borough of England, in Suffolk, is situated on the river Larke. It is a very ancient place, and was named from Edmund, the Saxon king and martyr, who was taken prisoner and put to death by the Danes in 870. There are remains of a Benedictine Abbey founded by Canute, and a celebrated grammar school founded by Edward VI., and free to the natives. Besides a trade in agricultural produce, there are extensive manufactures of agricultural implements. In the vicinity is Ickworth, the seat of the Marquis of Bristol.