22 December – Two Protestants betrayed by a spy and Bishop Fisher begs for a shirt

| December 22, 2021

22 December – Two Protestants betrayed by a spy and Bishop Fisher begs for a shirt

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd December 1557, Protestant martyrs John Rough and Margaret Mearing, were burnt at Smithfield for heresy. John Rough was a Scot who’d encouraged John Knox to be a pastor, but ended in days in England. Interestingly, the woman he died with was a woman he’d excommunicated from his congregation, […]

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