Definition of St Albans from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


St Albans

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a town in Hertfordshire, southern England, built near the old Roman town of Verulamium. Its cathedral (11th-14th centuries) is named in honour of St Alban, a Roman soldier who was the first person in Britain to be killed for his Christian beliefs. Two battles (1455 and 1461) were fought at St Albans during the Wars of the Roses.