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[[Image:St_Alban_Shrine.jpg|thumb|Shrine of the Protomartyr Alban in St. Alban's Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England]]
'''Alban, Protomartyr of Britain''' was the first Christian [[martyr]] in Britain. The first mention of St. Alban is by Constantius, in his ''Life'' of St [[Germanus of Auxerre]], written about 480. His [[feast day]] is [[June 22]].
'''Alban, Protomartyr of Britain''' was the first Christian [[martyr]] in Britain. The first mention of St. Alban is by Constantius, in his ''Life'' of St [[Germanus of Auxerre]], written about 480. His [[feast day]] is [[June 22]].
According to [[Bede]]'s ''Ecclesiastical History,'' I.vii and xviii, Alban was a pagan living at Verulamium (modern day St Albans, England}, who converted to Christianity, and was executed by beheading on a hill above the Roman settlement of Verulamium. St. Albans Abbey at St Albans, Hertfordshire, England was later founded near this site.
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