Duke, Edmund, Bl.
DUKE, EDMUND, BL.
Priest and martyr; b. Kent, England; d. hanged, drawn, and quartered at Durham, May 27, 1590. Duke studied at Rheims and Rome, where he was ordained (1589). The following March 22, he was sent to the English Mission. He was arrested with BB. Richard hill, John hogg, and Richard holiday in the north of England soon after they landed at Tynemouth. They were caught during the hysteria following the defeat of the Spanish Armada. They were beatified by Pope John Paul II on Nov. 22, 1987 with George Haydock and Companions.
Feast of the English Martyrs: May 4 (England).
See Also: england, scotland, and wales, martyrs of.
Bibliography: r. challoner, Memoirs of Missionary Priests, ed. j. h. pollen (rev. ed. London 1924). j. h. pollen, Acts of English Martyrs (London 1891).
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