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Great Britain
Gloucester
Gloucestershire

South West England

Saint Mary's Square

Bishop Hooper Memorial

John Hooper
Somerset c. 1495-1500 - Gloucester 1555
Anglican Bishop of Gloucester and Worcester and a Protestant Reformer, executed during the Marian Persecutions
(Wikipedia)
E.W. Thornhill
1863

Gloucester /  Bishop Hooper Memorial   Gloucester /  Bishop Hooper Memorial

Description

A 'tabernacle' canopy, in a decorated Gothic style, containing a slightly larger than life size statue of the bishop.

Gloucester - Bishop Hooper Memorial

Inscription(s)

Gloria soli Deo
For the witness of Jesus and for the Word of God,
not accepting deliverance John Hooper DD Bishop of Gloucester
and Worcester, was burnt to ashes on this spot February ix
Anno Domini mdlv
This Monument was erected by Public Subscription
Anno Domini mdccclxii on the site of a smaller one
the gift of James Clealand Esq. of Bangor Ireland
This monument was restored
by public subscription in the year mdcccciv
T. Blinkhorn Mayor, C.E. Dighton m.a. j.p. Hon. Secy & Trer
and was unveiled February ix mdccccv the ccclth anniversary
of the martyrdom by W. Langley-Smith Mayor

Annotation

Erected on the place where he was martyred. Unveiled 9 February 1863.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°52'5" W 2°14'54"

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