Hugh Latimer

(c. 1485—1555) bishop of Worcester, preacher, and protestant martyr

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(c. 1485–1555)

English Protestant prelate and martyr. He became one of Henry VIII's chief advisers when the king formally broke with the papacy in 1534, and was made bishop of Worcester in 1535. Latimer's opposition to Henry's moves to restrict the spread of Reformation doctrines and practices led to his resignation in 1539. Under Mary I he was imprisoned for heresy and burnt at the stake with Nicholas Ridley at Oxford.

Subjects: History — Christianity.

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