Blessed William Richardson
- Also known as
- William Anderson
- 17 February
- Grew up in the area of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
Studied at Rheims, France, the English College, Valladolid, Spain and the College of Saint Gregory in Seville, Spain from 1592 through 1594.
Ordained in 1594.
He returned to England to minister to covert Catholics, often hiding under the name William Anderson.
Betrayed to the authorities by a friend, he was arrested and condemned to death for the crime of priesthood.
He was the final martyr in the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I; he prayed for her just before he died.
- hanged, drawn, and quartered on 17 February 1603 at Tyburn, England
- 15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
For All The Saints, by Katherine Rabenstein
Kirken i Norge [norwegian]
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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