Alban



Saint, 3rd century a.d, first English martyr.
Historical Examples

From that moment Mrs. Ellmother became a person in whom Alban was interested.
I Say No Wilkie Collins

It was there that the first British martyr, Saint Alban, was killed.
A Portrait of Old George Town Grace Dunlop Ecker

Out in the open street, the Archbishop of Bloomsbury took Alban aside and congratulated him upon his good fortune.
Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton

On the spot where Alban died the abbey was afterwards built.
England, Picturesque and Descriptive Joel Cook

Alban turned without a word and began to put on his clothes.
Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton

The interior being that wears the clothes is the same in Alban Morley.
What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

And to-night Alban Kennedy slept beneath his roof; the bargain had been clinched, the word spoken.
Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton

Alban pressed his friend’s hand, and both were silent for some moments.
What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Upon this he granted the Alban ambassadors an opportunity of stating what they came to demand.
The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08 Titus Livius

Of all that he had seen in the kingdoms of money, Alban found this club least to his liking.
Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton

noun
Saint. 3rd century ad, the first English martyr. He was beheaded by the Romans on the site on which St Alban’s Abbey now stands, for admitting his conversion to Christianity. Feast day: June 17

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