The Holy Martyrs of Lichfield


(A.D. 304)

[Anglican Martyrologies]

LICHFIELD derives its name from Lyke-field, the field of dead bodies, because it is traditionally said, that in the persecution of Diocletian, many Christians suffered there for the faith. The arms of Lichfield are a plain strewn with corpses. Nothing certain is known of this event, which is probably altogether apocryphal.


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