Foxe's Book of Martyrs -- 464. NOTES OMITTED OF THEM THAT WERE BURNT AT BRISTOL.

464. NOTES OMITTED OF THEM THAT WERE BURNT AT BRISTOL.

            The eighth day of August was brought William chancellor, weaver, of Bristol, before one Dalby, chancellor of Bristol aforesaid; and by him committed to prison, and also condemned, for holding that the sacrament was a sign of a holy thing: also he denied, that the flesh and blood of Christ is there after their words of consecration. He was burnt the eighteenth of September, anno 1556, and as he went to the fire, he sung psalms. The sheriff, John Griffith, had prepared green wood to burn him; but one Master John Pikes, pitying the man, caused divers to go with him to Ridland, half a mile off, who brought good store of helme-sheaves, which indeed made good despatch with little pain, in comparison to that he should have suffered with the green wood. In the mean space, whilst they went for the sheaves, the said Sarton made many good exhortations to the people, and after died constantly and patiently with great joyfulness.

 

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