Lampley, William, Bl.
LAMPLEY, WILLIAM, BL.
Lay martyr; b. probably at Gloucester, England; hanged, drawn, and quartered there, Feb. 12, 1588. He was tried for persuading some of his relatives to "popery," but offered leniency if he would conform to the new religion. Upon his refusal he was sentenced to be hanged, drawn, and quartered, an unusual punishment for a layman. 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. h. pollen, Acts of English Martyrs (London 1891). d. de yepes, Historia Particular de la persecución de Inglaterra (Madrid 1599).
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