(Saints) Martyrs (September 17) (4th century) Martyrs said to have suffered in Great Britain during the persecution under Diocletian. With Saint Alban and Saints Julius and Aaron, they are the only victims registered in the Martyrologies as British. It is well known that the Caesar Constantius Chlorus, who then ruled with Imperial powers in the West, declined to carry out the edict of persecution in all its rigour. Hence, to a great extent, the British Christians were spared. Tradition puts the scene of the martyrdom of Saints Socrates and Stephen in South Wales. But this is very uncertain.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Socrates and Stephen”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 September 2016. Web. 29 March 2017. <>