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Reign of Edward VI

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09 May 2014

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From Mr Philip Nicholson

Sir, - The Revd Bill Church's assertion (Letters, 11 April) that "most sources agree that there were no religious executions in Edward's six-year reign" is contradicted by the well-known case of the condemnation and burning of Joan Bocher (Joan of Kent).

As Cranmer, years later, was led out to the stake, was then, as some commentators claimed at the time, the word of the Lord fulfilled: "Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged . . ."?

PHILIP NICHOLSON
65 Burnbanks, Bampton, Cumbria CA10 2RW

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