New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed German Gardiner


Last martyr under Henry VIII, died Tyburn, England, 1544. His courage was aroused by the example of the martyrs, especially Blessed Thomas More, and he suffered the death of a traitor. Gardiner’s indictment states that he was executed for endeavoring “to deprive the King of his dignity, title, and name of Supreme Head of the English and Irish Church.”

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed German Gardiner”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 May 2013. Web. 6 May 2021. <>