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Feastday: January 4
Death: 1570

English martyr. Born in Lincoinshire, he studied at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and was rector   of Stubton. A dedicated Catholic, he took part in the uprising launched by northern Catholics, the Rising of the North against Queen Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603), but was captured as the revolt failed completely. He was offered his freedom if he abjured the faith and he refused. He was hanged in Durham Castle.


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