Book of Saints – John Nelson


(Blessed) Martyr (February 3) (16th century) A native of Yorkshire, ordained priest somewhat late in life, at Douai. His missionary labours barely lasted one year. He was then arrested and hanged at Tyburn (A.D. 1578) for refusing the oath of Queen Elizabeth’s Supremacy. His last words were: “I forgive the Queen and all the causers of my death.”

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John Nelson”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2013. Web. 10 December 2018. <>