Historical Information & Other Projects by Dave Worley

David Worley
(1523 - 1557)

     In 1557, during England's troubles with Catholicism, the Pope, and Catholic Queen Mary (Bloody Mary), David was burned alive at the stake as one of the leaders of the anti-catholics and for refusing to renounce Protestantism for Catholicism. (History records approximately 500 Protestants were so treated and that this act was one of the dominant factors in the establishment of the Society of Friends, also known as Quakers.) Davidís twin brother Richard was condemned in 1557 and sentenced to 25 years in prison for branding the letter "W" on the forehead of the alleged leader of the mob who burned David at the stake. Richard was pardoned in 1559, shortly after Elizabeth became Queen.

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