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All articles & reviews tagged with hugh-latimer

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September 2018
Reviews > Book

Whither God Brings Us: Cambridge and the Reformation Martyrs

This book was written in order to present histories of some of the Cambridge University Reformation martyrs. It provides varied portraits of men who grew into outstanding Christians. Some of them are well known, such as Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer. Others include John Frith, Thomas Bilney, Robert Ferrar and Thomas Gusgate.…

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April 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

Latimer’s Sermon of the plough

The late fifteenth century was a desperately dark time of spiritual ignorance dominated by Roman Catholicism. There were probably only a few pockets of true Christian believers, in particular among the Lollards and those who followed John Wycliffe. It was into this religious context that Hugh Latimer was born, around 1485, in the county…

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April 2014
Reviews > Book

Bitesize Biography – Hugh Latimer

Hugh Latimer Richard M. Hannula EP Books, 128 pages, £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-304-4 This concise Bitesize Biography of Hugh Latimer is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Its subject was the foremost preacher of the English Reformation. Each chapter summarises a significant section of Latimer’s life, beginning with his conversion at Cambridge University, where, after strongly opposing…

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The Marian Martyrs

Historical

April 2006
Articles > Historical

The Marian Martyrs

On 21 March 1556 Thomas Cranmer, lately Archbishop of Canterbury, was burned at the stake in Oxford. Queen Mary I hoped by this execution to deal a final blow to the Protestant cause in England. In fact she committed a major political blunder. Cranmer was the most prominent of Mary's victims, a scholar with…

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The Marian Martyrs – Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley

Historical

November 2005
Articles > Historical

The Marian Martyrs – Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley

Two of the outstanding leaders of the English Reformation, High Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, were burned at the stake in Oxford on 16 October 1555. The site of their martyrdom in Broad Street is marked by a simple cross in the pavement. A more elaborate memorial stands round the corner in St Giles. Their…

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Historical

February 1998
Articles > Historical

Thomas Bilney – the forgotten Reformer

Just before his death in the flames, Hugh Latimer encouraged his fellow martyr Nicholas Ridley with these justly famous words: ‘Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle by God’s grace in England as I trust shall never be put out.’ Latimer was indeed…

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Historical

January 1998
Articles > Historical

The sermon of the plough

450 years ago, on 18 January 1548, Hugh Latimer preached a notable sermon. It was a clarion call for action from England's bishops and clergy. Standing in the shelter of 'the Shrouds' at St Paul's in London, he uttered an impassioned plea to the nation's prelates to devote themselves to the true work of…

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