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20 April 1534 – The Hanging of Elizabeth Barton, The Nun of Kent

| April 20, 2011

20 April 1534 – The Hanging of Elizabeth Barton, The Nun of Kent

On this day in 1534 the English Catholic nun, Elizabeth Barton, known as “The Nun of Kent” or “Holy Maid of Kent”, was hanged at Tyburn for treason along with Father Edward Bocking (a monk and Barton’s spiritual adviser), Barton’s parish priest Richard Masters, Richard Risby (warden of the Observant Friary at Canterbury) and Hugh […]

Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent

| April 20, 2010

Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent

On this day in history, the 20th of April 1534, Elizabeth Barton, known as “the Nun of Kent” or “the Holy Maid of Kent”, was hanged for treason at the gallows at Tyburn, but who was she and what did she do to deserve such a death? The Nun of Kent Elizabeth Barton went from […]