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St Alban Cathedral commemorates execution of Britain's first martyr

St Albans Cathedral on Saturday brought history to life, with a performance using giant puppets to commemorate the execution of St Alban, Britain's first martyr. The footage filmed on June 25 in Hertfordshire shows a crowd gathered outside the church, watching the puppet play showing how the saint was beheaded by the Romans. It's thought that in about 270 AD, the Romans executed Alban instead of a Christian priest, with whom he had exchanged robes. That way, Alban saved the priest and set him free to carry on spreading Christianity.

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