City of London, England, United Kingdom
The Noble Army of Martyrs Praise Thee!
Within a few feet of this spot,
and other servants of God,
suffered death by fire
for the faith of Christ,
in the years 1555, 1556, 1557.
Erected 1870 by Protestant Alliance London.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 51° 31.104′ N, 0° 6.012′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of West Smithfield and Little Britain, on the right when traveling east on West Smithfield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC1A 9DS, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Rising of 1381 Memorial (here, next to this marker); St. Bartholomew World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); To The Immortal Memory of Sir William Wallace (a few steps from this marker); William Wallace (a few steps from this marker); The Golden Boy of Pye Corner (about 150 meters away, John Bray's House (about 210 meters away); Charles Lamb (about 210 meters away); Christ Church (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
Also see . . .
1. Marian persecutions (Wikipedia for Schools). "The Marian Persecutions were carried out against Protestant religious reformers for their faith during the reign of Mary I of England (1553–1558). The excesses of this period were recorded in Foxe's Book of Martyrs....Protestants in England and Wales were executed under anti-Protestant legislation that punished anyone judged guilty of heresy against the Roman Catholic faith. Although the standard penalty for those convicted of treason in England at the time was execution by being hanged, drawn and quartered, this legislation adopted the punishment of burning the condemned. At least 300 people were martyred in just five years. For purposes of comparison, the Holy See has recognized over 300 Roman Catholic martyrs executed by British civil authorities in connection with the English Reformation in England over a period of 146 years." (Submitted on April 24, 2018.)
2. John Rogers (Bible editor and martyr) (Wikipedia). (Submitted on April 24, 2018.)
Additional keywords. Smithfield
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.