Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Oxford Martyrs

Author: D M Loades
Stars: 3
Review by: Mandy Apgar

Three men are the key focus of this - Nicholas Ridley (ex bishop of London), Hugh Latimer (ex bishop of Worchester), and Thomas Cranmer (Archbishop of Canterbury). The book is concerned with how the trials of these men on heresy charges reflected the religious tension of the time of Mary I, and how their execution helped turn public opinion even more against the queen - especially Cranmer - who faced with his funeral pyre first stuck in the hand that signed his retraction saying it deserved to get burned first.

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