6 October 1510. Dr. Rowland Taylor, Protestant and Reformed Anglican Churchman, Marian Martyr, is born. Wiki carries some of the story.
- 1 Taylor's early life and education
- 2 Taylor's religious career
- 3 Taylor's troubles (circa 1553)
- 4 Taylor's trial and martyrdom
- 5 Taylor's final words
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 Sources
- 9 External links
Taylor's early life and education
Taylor's religious career
- In the late 1530s Taylor served as Hugh Latimer's chaplain and commissary general of the diocese of Winchester.
- In March 1538 Taylor was collated by Latimer to the parish church of Hanbury, Worcestershire.
- When Hugh Latimer resigned, Taylor was taken under the wing of Thomas Cranmer, living with him and (1539) serving as his chaplain. He was ordained by Cranmer and admitted to the parish church of St. Swithin's in Worcester. He was thus given his license to preach and did so in the diocese of London.
- On April 16, 1544, he was presented to the living of Hadleigh, Suffolk, thus becoming their spiritual leader and rector.
- In 1543 the English Parliament banned Tyndale's English version and all public reading of the Bible by laymen. Religious persecution of Protestant clergy, especially by Roman Catholics, intensified in Britain at this time.
- In 1546 the Council of Trent, an ecumenical council of the Catholic Church, decreed that the Latin Vulgate was the authoritative version of the Bible.
- In the summer of 1547, Taylor was employed as a preacher for the royal visitation within the dioceses of Lincoln, Oxford, Lichfield and Coventry.
- On August 15, 1547, he became canon of Rochester, the same year during which King Henry VIII had died in January.
- In 1548, Taylor was appointed archdeacon of Bury St Edmunds and preached at the request of the Lord Mayor at Whitsuntide or Pentecost.
- Edward VI, who reigned from 1547 to 1553, followed Henry VIII, and in 1549 the Book of Common Prayer became the Protestant liturgical text in England.
- In 1550, Taylor was called to serve on a commission against Anabaptists. The same year, he also helped to administer the vacant diocese of Norwich.
- In 1551, at age 41, Taylor was made archdeacon of Exeter in the diocese of Exeter, was also appointed one of the Six Preachers of Canterbury Cathedral and was appointed chancellor to Bishop Nicholas Ridley. His leadership was expanded by serving on a commission to revise the ecclesiastical laws.
- In 1552, he helped administer the vacant diocese of Worcester.
Taylor's troubles (circa 1553)
Taylor's trial and martyrdom
Taylor's final words
- English Reformation
- Roman Catholicism
- Christian martyrs
- Historical roots of Catholic Eucharistic theology
- Marian Persecutions
- Mary I of England
- "Taylor, Rowland". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- John Foxe: Acts and Monuments. The Variorum Edition, hriOnline, Sheffield 2004
- Memoirs of the Reformers (Rowland Taylor)
- The Legacy of Rowland Taylor
- Hadleigh in Suffolk
- Wikimapia location of Rowland Taylor statue, Hadleigh, Suffolk, UK.