Anne Askew was a "writer, poet, and Protestant martyr." Associate of Queen Catherine Howard, 6th wife of King Henry VIII. Condemned as a heretic," during the reign of Henry VIII, she's the only documented female to be, "tortured in the Tower of London and burnt at the stake." John Lascelles, Nicholas Belenian and John Adams, died with her.
Foxe (1563), later called her a Protestant martyr, leading to her martyrdom in the demonination's hagiography. "As Thomas Fuller described it, 'she went to heaven in a chariot of fire.'"
Anne is, "one of the earliest-known female poets to compose in the English language. ... Her writing is one of the most important autobiographical accounts of 16th century religious turmoil we have to date."
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On 25 Jan 2017 at 19:35 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:
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