Person    | Male  Died 28/8/1588

Thomas Felton

Categories: Religion

Countries: France

Thomas Felton

Catholic lay priest and martyr. Son of John Felton, he was born in about 1567 at Bermondsey Abbey. He was sent to the English College, Rheims, and entered the order of Minims. Returning to England, he was arrested (presumably for being a Catholic), and was imprisoned and released several times.

After the defeat of the Spanish Armada, he was asked if he would have supported Queen Elizabeth if the Spanish forces had landed. He replied that he would have supported God and his country, and refused to acknowledge the queen to be the supreme head of the Church of England. He was subsequently hanged and quartered.

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