Collier’s New Encyclopedia – Saint Alban

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Alban of Britain, date unknown, artist unknown; church of Saint Mary, Sledmere, East Riding of Yorkshire, England; photographed on 8 August 2009 by DaveWebster14; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Saint Alban, the first Christian martyr in Great Britain, lived in the 3d century. After having served years as a soldier under the Emperor Diocletian, he returned to Britain, embraced Christianity, and suffered martyrdom in the great persecution of Diocletian.


  • Collier’s New Encyclopedia, 1921