Saint Alban’s eye-popping execution

St Alban's Execution


JACOBS MILNESTEIN looks at the execution of Britian’s first Christian martyr, Saint Alban, which was literally an eye-popping event!


“I worship and adore the true and living God who created all things,” are the words that still ring out in prayer throughout St Albans Cathedral in Hertfordshire. The same words were spoken by the former soldier, St Alban before he was cruelly decapitated by the Roman authorities, the rolling of his head followed shortly by a curse that left his executioner not only blind but completely eyeless!


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  1. Eew! Must be where the Scots expression "Gettin' yer heid in yer hands tae play wi'" comes from!

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