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Marian Martyrs

The Noble Army of Martyrs Praise Thee!

 
 
Marian Martyrs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
1. Marian Martyrs Marker
Inscription.
Within a few feet of this spot,
John Rogers,
John Bradford,
John Philpot,
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.
 
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.
 
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, measured in a direct line); 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)
Marian Martyrs Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
2. Marian Martyrs Marker - Wide View
The Great Rising Memorial plaque is on the left, and the Marian Martyrs plaque is on the right.
. "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). "John Rogers (c. 1505 – 4 February 1555) was an English clergyman, Bible translator and commentator. He guided the development of the Matthew Bible in vernacular English during the reign of Henry VIII and was the first English Protestant martyr under Mary I of England who was determined to restore Roman Catholicism." (Submitted on April 24, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords.
<i>John Rogers, the first victim (4 February 1555) of the Marian persecutions in England.</i> image. Click for full size.
By John Foxe's Book of Martyrs (via Wikimedia Commons), 1563
3. John Rogers, the first victim (4 February 1555) of the Marian persecutions in England.
Smithfield
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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