...on their way to martyrdom in Chichester

...Father Edward James and Father Ralph Crockett had been arrested on April 19, 1586 and held in prison in London for more than two years without trial (from April 27, 1586). After the failure of the Spanish Armada, these imprisoned Catholic priests were prime targets of the English government for vengeance and punishment. Fr. James and Fr. Crockett were tried in Chichester along with Father John Oven and Father Francis Edwardes, found guilty and sentenced to death, but Fr. Oven took the Oath of Supremacy and was reprieved...more.

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation


1 comment:

tubbs said...

The print posted with this article is of the protestant martyrs under Mary Tudor.