Left to right, SS. Edmund, Edward, John the Baptist. Kneeling: King Richard II.
| Saint Edward the Confessor,
This saint was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Portraits most often show him with no attributes other than a crown and perhaps a sceptre. But in some images he holds a ring between two fingers, as at left and in this 20th-century window. The story goes that a poor pilgrim asked Edward for alms. Having nothing else, the king gave him a costly ring. Some time later another pilgrim brought the ring back to Edward with the message that the poor man had actually been St. John the Evangelist.
Feast day: October 13
At left, the left side of the Wilton Diptych
Golden Legend #9 (St. John)