16 October 1555 – Two of the Oxford martyrs were burnt at the stake

| October 16, 2016

16 October 1555 – Two of the Oxford martyrs were burnt at the stake

On this day in history, 16th October 1555, two of the Oxford martyrs: Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, were burnt at the stake at Oxford for heresy. Their friend and fellow Oxford martyr, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, was also burnt at the stake in Oxford, but on 21st March 1556. Read […]