Oxford

In Oxford, there is a cross on the ground in the middle of Broad Street. It is made of granite setts, but left uncovered by the modern bitumen.

It marks the spot where three Protestants were burnt at the stake. They were Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley on 16 October 1555, and Thomas Cranmer on 21 March 1556–known as the Oxford Martyrs.

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Around the corner from the cross stands the Martyrs' Memorial.

Martyrs' Memorial

The Martyrs' Memorial was built nearly 300 years after the martyrs died.

Martyrs' Memorial

The inscription says, “To the Glory of God, and in grateful commemoration of His servants, Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Prelates of the Church of England, who near this spot yielded their bodies to be burned, bearing witness to the sacred truths which they had affirmed and maintained against the errors of the Church of Rome, and rejoicing that to them it was given not only to believe in Christ, but also to suffer for His sake; this monument was erected by public subscription in the year of our Lord God, MDCCCXLI.” The construction of the memorial started in 1841, but wasn’t completed until 1843.

Inscription
Base of the Martyrs' Monument

At the top of the monument are statues of the three martyrs.

Statue of Thomas Cranmer
Cranmer
Statue of Nichoas Ridley
Ridley
Statue of Hugh Latimer
Latimer

Broad Street

The cross is in front of the Balliol College. In this photo, it is the light patch in front of the bicycles and below the man in green.

Looking east along Broad Street
Balliol College and Broad Street

On the college wall is a plaque that says, “Opposite this point near the Cross in the middle of Broad Street Hugh Latimer one time Bishop of Wocester; Nicholas Ridley Bishop of London, and Thomas Cranmer Archbishop of Canterbury, were burnt for their faith in 1555 and 1556. H.H.

Plaque on the south wall of Balliol Collage
Plaque on the Balliol Collage wall
The Broad Street cross

See also

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Other places from around the world.

External links

Martyrs' Memorial
Wikipedia article.
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