(Thomas Marshall) Martyred 1539, Abbot of Saint Werburgh, Chester, England, and of Saint John’s, Colchester, England. He was educated at Oxford, and received his degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1515. In 1534 he took the Oath of Supremacy, but later incurred the king’s resentment by expressing admiration for the martyrs, Blessed John Fisher and Blessed Thomas More. After a trial for treasonable utterances, he was convicted and executed. Beatified, 1895.
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