Hill, Richard, Bl.
HILL, RICHARD, BL.
Priest, martyr; b. in Yorkshire, England; d. May 27, 1590, hanged, drawn, and quartered at Dryburn, Durham. He studied at Rheims (1587–89) and was ordained at Laon (1589) by Bp. Valentine Douglas, OSB. He traveled with BB. Edmund duke, John hogg, and Richard Holiday to England, where they were soon arrested, arraigned, and condemned together. Two Protestants, Robert and Grace Maire, impressed with the courage of the martyrs, were converted. He 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. morris, ed., The Troubles of Our Catholic Forefathers Related by Themselves, 3 v. (London 1872–77), III, 40. j. h. pollen, Acts of English Martyrs (London 1891). d. de yepes, Historia Particular de la persecución de Inglaterra (Madrid 1599).
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