Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley Burned in Oxford

Broad Street where Oxford Martyrs Burned.jpeg

Picture: Karen R. Scott

On this day October 16, 1555: Hugh Latimer, former Bishop of Worcester and Nicholas Ridley, former chaplain to Edward VI, were burned at the stake in Oxford. They refused to convert from the Church of England to Catholocism under Mary I. A stone cross on Broad Street in Oxford marks the spot of their execution.