The Burning Time

The Burning Time

Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, and the Protestant Martyrs of London

Hardback478pp Illustrated232x152mm

9781250040640     Product Code: 509572

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Between 1529 and 1558, hundreds of the ‘heretics’ who were sentenced to death by burning were burnt at Smithfield, in London, near the Priory of St Bartholomew. This study of the Smithfield martyrs, particularly those who were condemned during the reign of Mary Tudor, also looks at the careers of two men who witnessed the burnings: Richard Rich, the courtier who sent many to their deaths; and John Deane, the priest of St Bartholomew’s chapel, who helped some to survive.

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