Thousand Martyrs of Lichfield

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Purely mythical collection of 999 companions of Amphibalus, who supposedly escaped to Wales on the occasion of Alban's martyrdom. On their way back they were martyred at a place believed to be Lichfield. Feast: 2 January.

W. Levison, ‘St Alban and St Albans’, Antiquity, xv (1942), 337–59.

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