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 […]

16 October 1555 – The Martyrdom of Bishops Latimer and Ridley

| October 16, 2015

16 October 1555 – The Martyrdom of Bishops Latimer and Ridley

On this day in history, 16th October 1555, during the reign of Mary I, Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, were burnt at the stake for heresy in Oxford. Ridley and Latimer, along with Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, who was burnt at the stake on 21st March 1556, are known as […]

16 October 1555 – The Burnings of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley at Oxford

| October 16, 2013

16 October 1555 – The Burnings of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley at Oxford

Today is the anniversary of the burnings of two of the Oxford Martyrs, Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London. The third Oxford Martyr was Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was burned at the stake on 21st March 1556. Hugh Latimer was born around between 1480 and 1494 in Thurcaston, […]

16 October 1555 – The Burnings of Ridley and Latimer

| October 16, 2012

16 October 1555 – The Burnings of Ridley and Latimer

On 16 October 1555, during the reign of Mary I, Protestants Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burned at the stake in Oxford. Along with Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, they have become known as the Oxford Martyrs and the site of their executions is marked by a stone monument: Martyr’s Memorial. Both men were influential Protestants. […]

16th October – On this Day in History…

| October 16, 2011

On this day in history, 16th October… 1555 – The burnings of two of the Oxford martyrs: Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London. You can read more about this day in my article The Burnings of Ridley and Latimer and in John Foxe’s account of their lives, trials and deaths […]