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24 September 1589 – Executions of William Spenser and Robert Hardesty at York

| September 24, 2014

On 24th September 1589, William Spenser, Roman Catholic priest and martyr, and layman Robert Hardesty were executed at York. Spenser was executed for being a priest, and Hardesty for sheltering Spenser. In his Examination of Fox’s Calendar of Protestant Saints, Martyrs etc. etc. Contrasted with a Biographical Sketch of Catholic Missionary Priests and others Executed […]