Saint Days: The Martyrs of Uganda
In the late 1800s, King Muteesa I invited European missionaries to what was then called Buganda (today it's Uganda). The missionaries answered his call but in coming, the conversion of many of the locals to Christianity created internal tension within the government based on religious affiliation.
After Muteesa's reign, Kabaka Mwanga II took the throne in 1884. He wasn't sympathetic to Christians and was concerned about European colonialism and imperialism. He began ordering executions and persecution of Christians. As a result, this group of 23 Anglicans and 22 Catholics were burned alive for their faith.