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Hugh Latimer was the most outstanding preacher of the English Reformation. Henry VIII appointed him Bishop of Worcester in 1535, but he walked away from the job four years later to protest the King’s refusal to support the Reform he initiated. Latimer rose to prominence again under the Protestant boy-king Edward VI; when Edward’s half-sister Mary succeeded him and restored Papal supremacy, she had Latimer and Ridley, Bishop of London, burned at the stake. Their names are almost conjoined now, Latimer-and-Ridley. (unknown artist)

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