The Tudor Society

2 August – A Protestant burned in Rome

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd August 1581, an English Protestant named Richard Atkins was burned for heresy in Rome.

What had led this Englishman to his end in Rome? What had he done? And why was he tortured on his way to his execution?

I explain all in today's talk, sharing an account of his actions and his courageous end.

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