English Martyrs

The sheer numbers of martyrs mean there is scope for fostering some very local devotions

Airbrushing and sanitising history will not help in our dialogue with other Christians

Blessed Thomas Belson was only 23 when he wrote of his imprisonment. Three years later, he was dead

Among the martyrs are St Richard Reynolds, one of four people hanged on May 4 1535

Archbishop of Birmingham celebrates Mass at the Shrine of the English Martyrs at Harvington Hall, Worcestershire