Monument

St Bartholomew's Hospital - Marian Martyrs

Erection date: 1870

Inscription

{In gilded letters around and below the granite arch:}
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
The noble army of martyrs praise Thee!

{On the main tablet:}
Within a few feet of this spot,
John Rogers,
John Bradford,
John Philpot,
and other servants of God, suffered death by fire for the faith of Christ, in the years 1555, 1556, 1557.

{On the small brass plaque below:}
Erected 1870 by the Protestant Alliance London.

Being just outside the city walls this was considered a suitable spot for executions. Here more than 60 Protestants were burned at the stake, mainly in the reign of Queen Mary (1553-1558) hence they are known as the Marian Martyrs. All their names are recorded on a panel at St James Church, Clerkenwell.

Site: St Bart's Hospital: Wallace & Marian Martyrs & Peasants' Revolt (4 memorials)

EC1, West Smithfield, St Bartholomew's Hospital

The front elevation of this building is very odd, especially at the roof-line. To end up like this it must have an interesting history. The frieze inscription above the pillars must have been installed when the building was enlarged. At ground floor level there are 3 blanked-off window bays, just perfect for memorials, left to right: Peasants' Revolt, Wallace, Marian Martyrs.

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St Bartholomew's Hospital - Marian Martyrs

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Marian Martyrs executed at Smithfield

Queen Mary I (reigned 1553-8) earned the nickname 'Bloody Mary' for the perse...

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John Bradford

Protestant martyr burned at Smithfield.

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John Philpot

Protestant martyr burned at Smithfield.

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John Rogers

Protestant martyr burned at Smithfield. The first of the 'Marian Martyrs'.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Bartholomew's Hospital - Marian Martyrs

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St Bartholomew's Hospital - Sir William Wallace

St Bartholomew's Hospital - Sir William Wallace

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St Bartholomew's Hospital - Victorian extension

St Bartholomew's Hospital - Victorian extension

{On the frieze above the pillars:} Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, Founded by...

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The Great Rising / Peasants' Revolt

The Great Rising / Peasants' Revolt

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