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What was the burninng of Hugh latimer and Nicholas Ridley?

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January 17, 2008 7:24PM

Latimer and Ridley were both Anglican clerics and martyrs, burnt on 16 October 1555 by Queen "Bloody" Mary because they refused to recant and return to the Roman Catholic faith. Latimer prayed at great length while Ridley writhed and screamed. Latimer said to him, in a famous quotation, "Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man: we shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England, as I trust shall never be put out."