martyr

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Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century) Christopher , Saint Christopher , St. Christopher
king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016) Ethelred , Ethelred II , Ethelred the Unready
Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303) George , Saint George , St. George
Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258) Laurentius , Lawrence , Saint Lawrence , St. Lawrence
medieval play representing episodes from the life of a saint or martyr miracle play
Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300) St. Vitus , Vitus
English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1 Tindal , Tindale , Tyndale , William Tindal , William Tindale , William Tyndale
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