18 December – The death of Nicholas Harpsfield, former Archdeacon of Canterbury, and Heretic John Philpott’s sad end

| December 18, 2021

18 December – The death of Nicholas Harpsfield, former Archdeacon of Canterbury, and Heretic John Philpott’s sad end

On this day in Tudor history, 18th December 1575, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, fifty-six-year-old historian, Catholic apologist, priest and former Archdeacon of Canterbury, Nicholas Harpsfield, died in London. Harpsfield and his brother, John, had been imprisoned since the early 1560s for refusing to swear the Oath of Supremacy, but had been released […]