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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Bonner, Edmund

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Bishop of London; born 1500, died Southwark, England, 1569. He was the agent of Henry VIII at Rome in his divorce proceedings. An opponent of the Reformation, he was imprisoned till Mary's accession, 1553. As Bishop of London, he had much to do with the ecclesiastical trials of the heretics, among them Anne Askew, who refused to avail herself of his intercession. Under Elizabeth, he was deprived of his office, and, April 20, 1560, was imprisoned in the Marshalsea. He steadfastly refused to take the Oath of Supremacy, and died in prison.

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Entry for 'Bonner, Edmund'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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