Benedictine monk at Glastonbury. Abbey treasurer at the time the house was dissolved by decree of King Henry VIII. When the king‘s men arrived to disperse the monks and impound the treasury, John hid it. For keeping Church property from the king, he was charged with sacrilege and treason. Tortured and executed. Martyr.
- dragged through the streets by horses then hanged, drawn, and quartered on 15 November 1539 at Tor Hill, Glastonbury, Somerset, England
- “Blessed John Thorne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 November 2015. Web. 3 May 2016. <>