Hardesty, Robert, Bl.

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Lay martyr; b. in Yorkshire, England; d. Sept. 24, 1589, hanged at York. He was arrested for harboring and aiding a seminary priest, Bl. William spenser, with whom he was executed following internment at York Castle. Hardesty was 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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