Blessed Sebastian Newdigate

Martyr; died in Tyburn, England in 1525. Educated at Cambridge, he later went to court and became a favorite of King Henry VIII, to whom he served as privy councilor. After the death of his wife in 1534 he became a monk in the London Charterhouse. Arrested in 1535 for refusing the Oath of Supremacy, he was imprisoned in the Marshalsea prison where he was subjected to torture. Tried before the council, he was condemned to the Tower, and executed with Thomas Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore. Beatified in 1888.