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Hugh Latimer

Born circa 1485
Died 1555


  • Latimer was the man who reformed the English Christian Church and became a bishop.
  • In 1524 he stopped being a Catholic and became a Protestant.
  • He was put in prison several times but was protected by Cardinal Wolsy and Henry VIII.
  • He became Bishop of Worcester in 1535 but left this position in 1539.
  • During the reign of Edward VI he wanted life to be fairer for ordinary people.
  • In 1553 he was arrested on the orders of Mary I.
  • Along with 270 other priests he was executed in 1555.
  • He was burned at the stake in Oxford.


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