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Marian Martyrs executed at Smithfield

Categories: Execution, Religion

Queen Mary I (reigned 1553-8) earned the nickname 'Bloody Mary' for the persecution and execution of Protestants and other non-Catholics during her reign. Wikipedia lists abut 40 in an 'incomplete' list.

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Marian Martyrs executed at Smithfield

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St Bartholomew's Hospital - Marian Martyrs

Being just outside the city walls this was considered a suitable spot for exe...

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Warne, Jnr.

Warne, Jnr.

Either burnt or poisoned in prison for his Protestant beliefs. Son of Elizabeth.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Sir Harry Vane (the younger)

Sir Harry Vane (the younger)

Statesman. Born Debden. As a Protestant dissenter he failed to secure the advancements at the King's court for which he had hoped and so set off to the newly established Massachusetts where he was ...

Person, Execution, Politics & Administration, USA

2 memorials
Sir Simon de Burley

Sir Simon de Burley

Soldier and then tutor to Prince Richard who would become Richard II. Burley stayed close to Richard, arranging his marriage for him.  Burley had great influence over the king, which was resented b...

Person, Execution, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Duke of Monmouth

Duke of Monmouth

Born James Scott (or Crofts or Fitzroy) at Rotterdam. Illegitimate son of King Charles II and Lucy Walter. He came to England in 1662 where he was created Duke of Monmouth. 1682 he had Monmouth Hou...

Person, Execution, Royalty, Netherlands

2 memorials
Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford

Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford

Born Chancery Lane.  An unpopular Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Supported Charles I against Parliament and so the Long Parliament impeached him and he was beheaded on Tower Hill.

Person, Execution, Politics & Administration

2 memorials