Patrick Hamilton

(c. 1504—1528) theologian and protestant martyr

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Scottish Protestant proto-martyr. He was attracted to M. Luther's writings and visited Wittenberg and Marburg. On his return to Scotland he converted A. Alesius, who had been deputed to convince him of his errors. He was charged with heresy and burnt.

Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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