Butler, Alban

   Historian and Devotional Writer.
   Butler was orphaned as a child and was educated at the Catholic Seminary at Douai. After ordination, he acted as chaplain to the Duke of Norfolk’s household and travelled abroad a great deal. He is remembered for his monumental Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints which covers the lives of sixteen hundred saints. Although it was designed as a devotional volume, there is much in it of historical value.
   Alban Butler, Lives of the Saints, edited by D. Attwater, revised edition, 4 vols (1956).

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