The following details are from a Memorial erected in 1878 in Stratford Parish Church, East London, “To the glory of God in His suffering saints”.
18 Protestant martyrs were burnt for the pure faith of Jesus Christ. ‘They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb‘ (Rev.12:11)
Patrick Packingham, aged 23, burnt at the stake on 28th August 1555. Condemned by Bonner unheard
Elizabeth Warne, widow and gentlewomen taken at a prayer meeting and burned to death on the same day. (Her husband had been burned at Smithfield, her daughter burnt and her son died in prison).
‘Of whom the world was not worthy‘. (Hebrews 11:38)
Hugh Laverick, a lame man and John Apprice, a blind man, burned to death on 15th May 1556. Hugh said, “Hold on John, It won’t be for long”.
On Saturday, 27th June 1556, eleven men and two women were brought pinioned from Newgate and burned before 20,000 people for the Word of God.
Based on the above Andrew Martin has written a book ‘Of Whom the World was not Worthy’ – available from Lulu.
Golden Nugget Number 274
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