(Blessed) Martyr (November 14) (16th century) The last Abbot of Glastonbury, where he presided over nearly one hundred Benedictine monks. They lived lives of such fervour and usefulness that even the Royal visitors sent by Henry VIII could find no fault with the community. But the holy Abbot steadfastly refused to subscribe the Oath of Royal Supremacy, and, on that account, was hanged in view of his own monastery (November 14,. A.D. 1539). With him suffered John Thorne and Robert James, monks of the Abbey.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Richard Whiting”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2016. Web. 29 April 2017. <>