Nine Martyrs of England and Wales
Nine Martyrs of England and Wales, also known as Hugh Faringdon and Eight Companion Martyrs are a group of clergy and laypersons who were executed on charges of treason and related offences in the Kingdom of England. Eight of these occurred in 1539, during the reign of King Henry VIII, and one other in 1572. They are considered martyrs in the Roman Catholic Church and were beatified on 13 May 1895 by Pope Leo XIII.
|Nine Martyrs of England and Wales|
|Died||During 1539, and in 1572, England and Wales|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||13 May 1895, by Pope Leo XIII|
List of individual namesEdit
Liturgical Feast DayEdit
In England these martyrs, together with those beatified between 1886 and 1929, are commemorated by a feast day on 4 May. This day also honours the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales who hold the rank of saint; the Forty Martyrs were honoured separately on 25 October until the liturgical calendar for England was revised in the year 2000.