St Margaret Clitherow

(1556—1586) Roman Catholic martyr

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the ‘martyr of York’. She became a RC when 18. In 1586 she was arrested and charged with harbouring priests. To save her children from having to witness against her, she refused to plead, and was crushed to death. She was among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales canonized in 1970.

Subjects: Christianity.

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