No not madness when I am supposed to be writing of 'E' and start with Wuffing, but what a word I just could not leave it and it is of course Anglo-Saxon. And one of its Kings was Saint Edmund died 870. His body said to lie at Bury Abbey, which was founded by an Anglican martyr king Sigeberht. Edmund was done to death in a pretty miserable way by the Danes which you can see in the mural above, which just happens to be in Pickering church North Yorkshire. Along with several other wall paintings. I think they had been covered over with white wash but were restored. The martyrdom of Saint Catherine painting (think Catherine wheel fireworks and flinch) is also there.
Edmund's expression seems to say 'oh dear' but the cruelty is there to be seen. You can find the original photo here, pretty bad photos but I have seemed to have cleaned the above photo on this computer. Technology always on the move to be better!
Of course 'E' encompasses the Easter debacle, a movable date today between March 22 and April 25. But was debated and strongly fought over by the Roman and Celtic church.