Foxe's Book of Martyrs -- 474. A NOTE OF RALPH LURDANE, PERSECUTOR OF GEORGE EAGLES.

474. A NOTE OF RALPH LURDANE, PERSECUTOR OF GEORGE EAGLES.

            In the history of George Eagles, alias Trudgeover-the-World, mention is made of his apprehension in a corn-field, where, by the benefit of the height of the corn, and breadth of the field, he had escaped, had not one of his persecutors, with more malicious craft, climbed a high tree to view over the place, and so descried him. This persecutor, named Ralph Lurdane, (as we have since learned,) a lewd fellow of life for theft and whoredom, was, within few years after he had apprehended the foresaid George Eagles for gain of money, attached of felony for stealing a horse, condemned, and hanged in the same place and town of Chelmsford, where George Eagles before suffered martyrdom.

 

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