Talbot, John, Bl.

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Lay martyr; b. at Thornton-le-Street (in the North Riding), Yorkshire, England; d. Aug. 9, 1600, hanged at Durham. He was arrested for being in the company of Bl. Thomas palaser in the home of Bl. John norton, condemned for assisting a priest and refusing to attend the state church. 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).

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