Roman Soldier Alban (No Surname) Providing a Fugitive Priest With Shelter From Persecution, Alban Converting to Christianity, Alban Forfeiting His Life to Save the Accused Priest, the First Time a Christian Martyr Was Executed in the North West Corner of the Roman Empire, Alban Becoming a Christian Patron Saint, Information Blackout Post the Romans Leaving Britain, Scottish Priest Columba Landing in the Bay of the Coracles, Columba Descending From Irish Monarchy and the Size of the Kingdom of Dalriada, the Location Columba Constructed His Monastery, the Number of Scottish Monarchs Buried in the Saint Oran’s Cemetery Beside the Iona Abbey, the Sleeping Quarters of Columba, the Reason Extreme Difficulty Was Viewed as Favorable During the Period, the Origin of Irish Monasticism, the Human Remains of Scottish Monk Saint Cuthbert Within Durham Cathedral, the Importance of Cuthbert Toward the English During the 14th Century, the First Monk to Visit the Island of Lindisfarne, England, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Earliest Surviving Remnants of the Christian Bible New Testament Within Britain, the Reason Each Leaf/Page of the Lindisfarne Gospel Purposefully Has an Error(s), the Author of the Lindisfarne Gospel Text, the Reason Cuthbert Was Well Liked by Peers and Patrons, the Celtic Church of England Dying Out as the Romans Invaded the Furthest Corners of Britain, the Burial Method Utilized After the Death of Cuthbert, the Results of the Planned Exhumation of Cuthbert, the Reason Cuthbert Was Canonized and the Lindisfarne Monastery Became a Christian Shrine, the Vikings Invading Britain During the 9th Century, the Lindisfarne Monks Fleeing the Lindisfarne Monastery Whilst Transporting Cuthbert’s Remains, the Location Cuthbert’s Supporters Chose to Erect the New Durham Cathedral Monastery, the Center Location of English Christianity for 1400 Years, the Center Location of English Christian Catholicism During the Medieval Era, the Oldest Church in England, the Origin of the Church of Saint Martin, the Conflict Between English King Henry II and English Archbishop Thomas Becket Erupting at the Site of Saint Martin’s Church, the Murder of Becket, the Cause of the Conflict Between Henry II and Becket, Becket Being Canonized Hours After His Death, the Reason Blood Was Viewed as a Supreme Curative Agent During the Period, Becket’s Blood Mixed With Water and Provided for Consumption by Those Who Were Ill, Henry II Causing Becket to Become Famous and Become a Tool for the Christian Church in England, Canterbury, England Becoming an Epicenter for Religious Pilgrimage, the Stained Glass Windows Surrounding Beckets Tomb Depicting the Miracles Experienced by Patrons Who Visited the Site, Becket’s Associated Miracle of a Patron Surviving a Throat Arrow Wound, the Reason Saints and Their Relics are Important Within Christianity, the Town of Canterbury Financially Relying Upon Beckets Shrine and Influence for Centuries, the Nave Cathedral Paid for With Revenue From Becket’s Shrine, the Transport of Becket’s Tomb and Shrine to Trinity Chapel, English King Henry VIII Destroying Becket’s Tomb and Shrine, Henry VIII Allowing the Church of Canterbury to Remain Becoming the Epicentre of Christian Anglicanism, Relics of Saint Thomas Which Have Survived into the Modern Day, the Reason 2 of Saint Thomas’ Relics Were Discovered, the Execution of English Priest Richard Whiting, Glastonbury, England Proclaiming Itself to be the Birthplace of British Christianity, the Fire of Glastonbury Abbey Destroying Many Christian Relics, the Tomb and its Inscription Discovered at the Site of Glastonbury Abbey, the Burial Conditions of English King Arthur and English Queen Guinevere, Glastonbury Abbey Becoming in Direct Conflict With Becket’s Tomb and Shine at Canterbury Cathedral, English King Edward I Visiting Glastonbury Abbey to View the Reinterment of Saint Thomas’ Remains, Saint Joseph of Arimathea Visiting Glastonbury Post Jesus Christ’s Death, Saint Joseph Traveling With the Holy Grail, the Possible Burial of the Holy Grail in Glastonbury, Evidence of Glastonbury Being the Origin Point of British Christianity, Evidence of Glastonbury Once Being Referred to as the “Isle of Avalon”, Glastonbury Once Being an Island Due to Flooding, the Glastonbury Thornbush Planted by Saint Joseph Which Flowers Every Easter and Christmas, the Symbolism of the Thorns of the Thornbush Planted by Saint Joseph, and Vandalism of the Thornbush During the Modern Day

The Roman centurion Alban took a fugitive priest of Christianity into his home as the priest was being persecuted. Alban was so moved by the story of God which the priest had told him that he himself converted to Christianity. When the authorities came to take the priest, Alban switched clothes with him, effectively taking his place to be murdered by the Roman state. This act of bravery was the first time in history that a Christian martyr was killed in the north west corner of the Roman empire ...

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