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Hugh Latimer

Hugh Latimer, Bishop, (1487 – 1555) was an English reformer and martyr. He was a graduate of Cambridge and then took holy orders and preached fervently in favor of the views of Martin Luther and the other Reformers. He served as Bishop of Worcester from1535–1539. Under the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, he was arrested along with other Reformers and thrown into the Tower of London when he refused to recant on his beliefs in Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide and the other doctrines of the Reformation, he was confined for a year in prison, and on October 16, 1555, burned at the stake, becoming one of the three Oxford Martyrs of Anglicanism.

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