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A detail from Hans Holbein's portrait of St Thomas More

Fisher and More lived exemplary lives and were content to be martyred for the faith

A pilgrim holds a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero during beatification (CNS)

The Church has recognised a broad category of martyrs throughout the 20th century

The 40 martyrs' feast day is May 4

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

Anton Lesser as St Thomas More in Wolf Hall

Bishop Mark Davies says ‘one of the greatest Englishmen’ has been presented as ‘a scheming villain’

The death mask of Henry VII, Tudor King of England 1485-1509, at Westminster Abbey

There is no evidence of endowments set up to pay for prayers for the princes – Henry may have been scared of inspiring a religious cult

What makes us Catholics?

Prayer, love and forgiveness are not enough in themselves