Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

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The forty martyrs of England and Wales were forty men and women, clerical and lay, martyred by the Protestant authorities in England and Wales between 1535 and 1679 for their loyalty to Roman Catholicism. They were canonized by Pope Paul VI on 25 October 1970. Many other English and Welsh Roman Catholics suffered martyrdom during this period, including St Thomas More and St John Fisher.

The forty were:

  • Augustine Webster
  • John Houghton
  • Robert Lawrence
  • Richard Reynolds
  • John Stone
  • Alexander Briant
  • Edmund Arrowsmith
  • Edmund Campion
  • David Lewis
  • Henry Morse
  • Henry Walpole
  • Nicholas Owen
  • Philip Evans
  • Robert Southwell
  • Thomas Garnet
  • Alban Roe
  • Ambrose Barlow
  • John Roberts
  • John Jones
  • John Wall
  • Cuthbert Mayne
  • Edmund Gennings
  • Eustace White
  • John Almond
  • John Boste
  • John Kemble
  • John Lloyd
  • John Pain
  • John Plesington
  • John Southworth
  • Luke Kirby
  • Polydore Plasden
  • Ralph Sherwin
  • John Rigby
  • Philip Howard
  • Richard Gwyn
  • Swithun Wells
  • Anne Line
  • Margaret Clitheroe
  • Margaret Ward

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