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August 31 – An Ipswich Martyr

On this day in Tudor history, 31st August 1555, in the reign of Queen Mary I, the queen who has gone down in history as "Bloody Mary", Robert Samuel, a former minister, was burnt at the stake in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Robert Samuel was burnt as a heretic, a Protestant martyr. He had continued to minister privately, after being deprived of his living, and he had refused to leave his wife. He stayed firm to his Protestant faith and became one of the Ipswich Martyrs as a result.

Let me give you some some details about this Tudor man, his visions, his death, and the women who became connected with him and who also died as a result.

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August 31 – An Ipswich Martyr