Forty Martyrs of England and Wales



Following the dispute between the Pope and King Henry VIII in the 16th century, faith questions in the British Isles became entangled with political questions, with both often being settled by torture and murder of loyal Catholics. In 1970, the Vatican selected 40 martyrs, men and women, lay and religious, to represent the full group of perhaps 300 known to have died for their faith and allegiance to the Church between 1535 and 1679. They each have their own day of memorial, but are remembered as a group on 25 October. They are


MLA Citation

  • “Forty Martyrs of England and Wales“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2021. Web. 20 October 2021. <>