Blessed Richard Bere

Also known as

  • John Bere

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Nephew of Richard Bere, abbot of Glastonbury. Educated at the Glastonbury abbey school and then Oxford. He refused an arranged marriage, and studied law at the Chancery in London. He then abandoned the law and in 1523 became a Carthusian choir monk at the London Charterhouse. Imprisoned and martyred with several of his brothers for refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy acknowledging King Henry VIII as head of the Church.

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  • “Blessed Richard Bere“. Saints.SQPN.com. 30 November 2013. Web. 10 July 2014. <>