An Inclusive Tudor Martyrs Memorial
Canterbury Commemoration Society is planning a memorial to all those, Catholic as well as Protestant, who were martyred for their faith in Tudor times.
The existing memorial in Wincheap commemorates 41 protestant martyrs killed during the reign of Queen Mary I, 1553-1558. Read more about the famous Canterbury martyrs. Funded by public donation, it was erected in 1899.
The Society believes that the city should also have a memorial to those of all persuasions who died for their belief in Tudor times. A good number who lost their lives at various locations in the city are not commemorated, including John Stone and lesser-known victims. Many perished at Oaten Hill or at Canterbury Cathedral before their scheduled executions. The project is particularly dear to the heart of Michael Steed, its President.
If you would like to support this important project, please donate to the society.