Nicholas Ridley, The Martyr, Master of Pembroke College Cambridge (1540-1555), Bishop of Rochester (1547-1550), Bishop of London (1550-15553) ; burned at the stake (16 Oct 1555), and his ashes scattered, as one of the Oxford Martyrs during the Marian Persecutions, for his teachings and his support for Lady Jane Grey.
Born in about 1502 near Willimondswick in Northumberland Nicholas Ridley was the eldest son of Christopher Ridley.  His mother was possibly Anne Blenkinsop.  He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1521 or 2 and a Master of Arts Degree in 1525. 
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