Catholic Encyclopedia – Venerable Anthony Page

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English martyr, born at Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, 1571; died at York, 20 or 30 April 1593. He was of gentle birth and matriculated at Oxford from Christ Church, 23 November 1581, being described as “scholaris Mri-Wodson”. He entered the English College, Reims, 30 September 1584, and received minor orders, April, 1585. He was ordained deacon at Laon, 22 September 1590, and priest at Reims, 21 September 1591. Dr. Anthony Champney, who was his contemporary at Reims, in his manuscript history of the reign of Elizabeth, as quoted by Bishop Challoner, describes him, as being of wonderful meekness, of a virginal modesty and purity, and of more than common learning and piety, and as having endeared himself to all by his singular candour of mind and sweetness of behaviour. He was condemned for being a priest, under 27 Eliz., c. 2., and was hanged, disembowelled, and quartered.

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  • John Wainewright. “Venerable Anthony Page”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 November 2018. Web. 18 April 2021. <>