4 July 1533 – The burning of John Frith

| July 4, 2016

4 July 1533 – The burning of John Frith

On this day in history, 4th July 1533, John Frith, reformer, theologian and martyr, was burnt at the stake at Smithfield for heresy. Frith was charged with heresy because of his religious views, which included his belief that Christ’s words about the sacrament, “This is my body”, were not to be taken literally, and his […]