Saturday, August 20, 2005

The Martyrdom of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley

On 16 October 1555, during the reign of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary I of England, the bishops of the Church of England, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, were burnt at the stake outside Balliol College, Oxford. Hugh Latimer was the Bishop of Worcester and Nicholas Ridley was the Bishop of Rochester.

As the flames curled around their bodies, Latimer spoke these well-known words to his fellow martyr: "Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those words could not have spoken more truth. You must be willing to give up your life to give the freedom to the future.

28/8/05 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This quote is so powerful, and it speaks the truth. I also agree with anonymous. In order for the future to be safer, you need to leave knowledge behind.

7/8/06 3:28 AM  
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