Studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge; noted classical scholar. Carthusian monk at the London Charterhouse. Vicar of the house, working with Blessed John Houghton. Procurator of the house in 1534; his vicar was Blessed Humphrey Middlemore. On 6 May 1535 the two were denounced as traitors for loyalty to the pope. They and Blessed Sebastian Newdigate were arrested, chained to posts in Marshalsea prison for several days, then transfered to the Tower of London. The three, with Blessed John Fisher, were tried for treason on 11 June 1535, and when they insisted that the pope was the head of the Church, were all condemned to death. Martyr.
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