Saint Edward the Confessor was England’s first Anglo-Saxon and only King to be canonized. This beloved King regained his throne at 40 in which during his reign there was almost an unbroken peace. He repulsed invasions, helped restore the King of Scotland’s throne, was generous to the poor, had a deep piety, purity, and love for God. His touch had the power to heal. St. Peter’s Church at Westminster Abby was built during his reign. He’s represented holding a ring he once offered to St. John disguised as a beggar. In 1163, St. Thomas Becket interred his incorrupt body to Westminster Abbey.