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Carthusian Martyrs

Categories: Execution, Religion

18 Carthusians were executed for refusing to accept Henry VIII as the head of the church of England. 16 were from London Charterhouse, including the prior John Houghton, and 2 from other English Charterhouses. Between May 1535 and August 1540, nine were starved to death in Newgate Prison, seven were hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn and two were executed in York.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Carthusian Martyrs

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Carthusian martyrs

The verse comes from "The Apocrypha: Prayer of Azariah, Chapter 1". We don't...

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Charterhouse

The Great Cloister of The London Charterhouse, 1371 - 1538, once occupied thi...

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Other Subjects

James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater

James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater

Jacobite.  Either 'Radcliffe' or 'Radclyffe'. Illegitimate grandson of Charles II on his mother's side. A very wealthy Northumbrian nobleman, brought up in France. Captured at the Battle of Preston...

Person, Execution, Politics & Administration, France

1 memorial
Elizabeth Pepper

Elizabeth Pepper

Burnt at the stake in Bow (or possibly Stratford) for her Protestant beliefs.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Colonel Algernon Sidney

Colonel Algernon Sidney

Opponent of King Charles II.  Born Baynard's Castle.  Exiled in Rome.  Returned in 1677 and was implicated in the Rye House Plot.  Beheaded on Tower Hill.

Person, Armed Forces, Execution, Politics & Administration, Italy

1 memorial
Dr Jose Rizal

Dr Jose Rizal

Writer and national hero of the Philippines during the Spanish colonial times. Born Laguna. Executed by firing squad in Manila. He was in London, working at the British Library, May 1888 to January...

Person, Execution, Jack the Ripper suspects, Literature, Nationalism, Philippines

1 memorial
Robert Salte

Robert Salte

Lay brother at London Charterhouse. Taken Taken to Newgate Prison, chained and left to starve to death.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial