St. Alban, the first English Martyr, was a Roman soldier who conceled a Christian Priest who was fleeing persecution by Alban's superiors. Alban dressed in the Priest's vestments and turned himself over. The site on which he was tortured and martyred became the Cathedral of St. Alban's, the second longest church in England. He is credited with telling the judge at his trial "If you wish to know the truth about my religion, know that I am a Christian and am ready to do a Christian's duty." The traditional date of his martyrdom is June 22nd, in the year 304.
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