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The burning time: the story of the Smithfield martyrs

The burning time: the story of the Smithfield martyrs

Rounding, Virginia, author

Smithfield, settled on the fringes of Roman London, was once a place of revelry. Jesters and crowds flocked for the medieval St Bartholomew's Day celebrations, tournaments were plentiful and it became the location of London's most famous meat market. Yet in Tudor England, Smithfield had another, more sinister use: the public execution of heretics. Spanning all four reigns of British history's most remarkable dynasty, 'The Burning Time' is a vivid insight into an era in which what was orthodoxy one year might be dangerous heresy the next. The first martyrs were Catholics, who cleaved to Rome in defiance of Henry VIII's break with the papacy. But with the accession of Henry's daughter Mary - soon to be nicknamed 'Bloody Mary' - the charge of heresy was levelled against devout Protestants, who chose to burn rather than recant

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Pan Books, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Virginia Rounding
ISBN: 1447241088, 9781447241089
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2017.
Physical Description: xvi, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Great Britain Religion.; Christian martyrs England London History.; Smithfield (London, England) History.; Persecution England London History.; History.; Great Britain History Tudors, 1485-1603.