Martyrs' Memorial, Oxford

Martyrs' Memorial (1843)
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This Gothic Revival spire in the heart of Oxford commemorates the nearby executions of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and other Anglican bishops under "Bloody" Queen Mary.

Go Historic ID
318646
Short URL
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Names
Martyrs' Memorial
Materials
Affiliations
Heritage Lists
Address
St Giles Street
Oxford, England
Coordinates
51.755196° N, 1.259083° W
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

  • Execution of Thomas Cranmer

    Thomas Cranmer, leader of the English Reformation under King Henry VIII, is burned at the stake for heresy in Broad Street, Oxford, England. A cross in the cobblestones marks the spot, and the nearby Martyrs' Memorial commemorates the event (along with the executions of Latimer and Ridley).

  • Martyrs' Memorial designated a Grade II* listed building

    The Martyrs' Memorial in Oxford, England, is designated a Grade II* listed building.

Resources

  1. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.