(Blessed) Martyr (May 22) (16th century) A Franciscan Friar of Greenwich, Confessor to Queen Catharine of Aragon. After a long imprisonment, which it would seem he owed at least in part to the instigation of the Apostate Latimer, he was condemned to be burned at the stake in Smithfield. By a refinement of cruelty he was suspended over the flames, which at the outset only reached his feet. He won his everlasting crown May 22, A.D. 1538.
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