Menology of England and Wales – Venerable John Britton, Martyr, 1598

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At York, the martyrdom of the venerable servant of God, JOHN BRITTON, Layman. John Britton was born at Britton, in Yorkshire, and, being known to be a zealous Catholic, had, for many years of his life, been subject to continual vexations and persecutions. This had obliged him to be generally absent from his family and his home, that he might keep himself further from danger. At length, when he was well advanced in years, he was falsely accused by some malicious wretch of having uttered reasonable words against the Queen. On this charge he was condemned and executed, though he might have saved himself by consenting to renounce his Faith.

MLA Citation

  • Father Richard Stanton. “Venerable John Britton, Martyr, 1598”. Menology of England and Wales, 1887. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 March 2019. Web. 10 December 2019. <>