- Edward Powel
Educated at Oxford; Fellow of Oriel in 1495. Doctor of Divinity in 1506. Rector of Bleadon, Somerset, England. Priest. Prebendary of Centum Solidorum in Lincoln, England, of Carlton-cum-Thurlby in 1505, of Sutton-in-Marisco in 1525, and of other parishes. Canon of Salisbury. Author of several treatises opposing Martin Luther. Counsellor to Queen Catherine of Aragon, wife of King Henry VIII, and a favourite preacher to the royal court. Convicted on high treason in 1534 on the basis of denying the king‘s supremacy over the Church. Spent six years imprisoned in the Tower of London before being executed. Martyr.