Monday, 5 October 2015

5th October - John Hewett

The burning of John Firth and Andrew Hewett

Son of a draper, educated at Caius College, Cambridge. He studied for the priesthood at Rheims, France and was ordained in 1586. He returned to England as a covert priest using a range of  names to hide his identity while working with his flock. He was arrested and executed at Grey’s Inn Lane, London, for the crime of priesthood.