To: Esther Ruth
I'm familiar with Mr. Tyndale.
My namesake, St. Edmund Campion, was a Jesuit priest who was hung, drawn, and quartered under Queen Elizabeth under a charge of "high treason". His "treason" consisted in saying Mass and hearing confessions.
Evelyn Waugh wrote a very fine biography of St. Edmund; it's available through Sophia Press.
BTW, do any of your sources mention that Tyndale was "fingered" to the ecclesiastical courts in Belgium by an agent of the (Protestant) King Henry VIII?
posted on 03/16/2006 7:16:54 AM PST
("I am so tired of you, liberal church in America" -- Mother Angelica, 1993)
posted on 03/16/2006 7:35:31 AM PST
by Esther Ruth
(On CHRIST The solid rock I stand..... All other ground is SINKING sand!)
I suspect you are a cousin ~ one of our number (under a different name) was in the company of Pizarro in Peru. In the end, the Governor sent by the King of Spain had him excuted by being quartered and drawn (the reverse of the more humane normal method). Then, tossed his remains into the fields to be eaten by the wild dogs.
His crime, however, wa refusing to confess to a priest. Seems there really were Spanish Protestants.
posted on 03/16/2006 6:10:09 PM PST
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