Tyburn

The trial of one of English Catholicism's most famous martyrs is to be considered by a retired High Court Judge. Sir Michael Tugendhat (below) will be addressing the judicial events of 1581 which led to the execution of St Edmund Campion SJ in the context of human rights. He will be delivering the 14th Tyburn Lecture in London on Tuesday 12 May at Tyburn Convent, close to the site of Campion’s martyrdom.St Edmund Campion was described as “one of the diamonds of England” by Lord Burghley, the...
Henry Morse SJ, alias Claxton and Warde, was born in 1595 in Norfolk to Protestant parents. In 1618, at the age of 23, he converted to the Catholic faith at Douay College, following which he entered the English College, Rome. In 1624, he was sent to the English Missions and was imprisoned at York Castle, where he completed his noviceship for the Society of Jesus under the guidance of another inmate, Fr John Robinson SJ. In 1632, he returned to the Continent and worked at Watten Novitiate as...
Edmund Campion SJ
Edmund Campion, born in London in 1540, was soon recognised as one of the most talented scholars of his generation.  He was a master of Latin and Greek literature and philosophy, and distinguished himself for his oratory while at Oxford.  After speaking before Queen Elizabeth, he won the patronage of Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the Queen’s favourite.Truly, my ingenious young man, you are much beholden to the Queen’s Majesty.   I have been commanded by her to ask...
Fifty years after it was originally installed near Marble Arch in London, the Tyburn Tree stone plaque has been restored and re-dedicated. Situated on a busy intersection near Hyde Park, it marks the site where priests, traitors and criminals were executed for almost 600 years.The list of those who were hanged at Tyburn includes several Jesuits who witnessed to their faith in Jesus Christ by laying down their lives for him at the time of the Reformation. Fr Chris Pedley SJ from Farm Street...