Book of Saints – Edmund Campion


EDMUND CAMPION (Blessed) Martyr (December 1) (16th century) One of the most illustrious of the Martyrs of England. Born in London and educated at Christ’s Hospital, he distinguished himself at Oxford, passing thence to Douai and eventually entering the Society of Jesus. Returning to England, he preached with boldness, and became known as the “Pope’s Champion.” After a mock trial for treason and terrible torturing, Queen Elizabeth, though not believing him guilty, had him hanged at Tyburn A.D. 1581.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Edmund Campion”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2012. Web. 20 May 2019. <>