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Feastday: April 5

Three groups of martyrs who were put to death in the late sixteenth century in London by English authorities.

(d. 1582) Martyrs executed for treason, by virtue of their supposed complicity in the entirely spurious plot known as the "Conspiracy of Reims and Rome." Feastday: none (d. 1588) A group that suffered martyrdom following the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the increase of anti-Catholic feeling in Elizabethan England. Feastday: none (d. 1591) A group suffering martyrdom as a result of the British government's enforcement of anti-Catholic policies. Feastday: none

 


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