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Lay martyr; b. ca. 1563, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England; hanged in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, Aug. 28, 1588 (date sometimes incorrectly given as Aug. 30). Hugh studied at Broadgates Hall, Oxford and Gray's Inn. He was arrested in London for having been reconciled to the Church by Jesuit Fr. Thomas Stephenson and traveling to Rheims to study for the priesthood. He was hanged together with Bl. Fr. Robert morton, and with him was beatified by Pius XI on Dec. 15, 1929.

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; repr. Farnborough 1969). j. h. pollen, Acts of English Martyrs (London 1891).

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