Foxe's Book of Martyrs -- 386. PHILIP HUMFREY, AND JOHN AND HENRY DAVID.

386. PHILIP HUMFREY, AND JOHN AND HENRY DAVID.

            Although our history hasteth apace (the Lord be praised) to the happy death of Queen Mary, yet she died not so soon, but some there were burnt before, and more should have been burnt soon after them, if God's provision had not prevented her with death. In the number of them which suffered in the same month when Queen Mary died, were three that were burnt at Bury, whose names were these: Philip Humfrey, John David, and Henry David, his brother.

            Concerning the burning of these three, here is to be noted, that Sir Clement Higham, about a fortnight before the queen died, did sue out a writ for the burning of these three aforesaid godly and blessed martyrs, notwithstanding that the queen was then known to be past remedy of her sickness.

 

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