Alban Roe Saint Alban Roe was an English Benedictine priest.
Alexander Briant Saint Alexander Briant (17 August 1556 – 1 December 1581) was an English Jesuit and martyr, executed at Tyburn.
Alexander Gooch and Alice Driver Alexander Gooch and Alice Driver (both d. 4 November 1558) were natives of the area around Woodbridge, Suffolk who were arrested, put to an inquisition and burnt to death at the stake in ...
Alfred Rouse Alfred Arthur Rouse (6 April 1894–10 March 1931) was a British murderer.
Ambrose Barlow Ambrose Edward Barlow, O.S.B., (1585 – 10 September 1641) was an English Benedictine monk who is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
Anthony Brookby Anthony Brookby (Brorbey) (executed 19 July 1537) was an English Franciscan theologian.
Anthony Pearson (martyr) Anthony Pearson (or Pierson) was a 16th-century English Protestant who was executed for heresy during the reign of King Henry VIII of England.
Arthur Bell (martyr) The Blessed Arthur Bell (13 January 1590 – 11 December 1643) was an English Franciscan martyr.
Arthur Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Hadham Arthur Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Hadham (20 February 1608 – 9 March 1649) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 until 1641 when he was raised to the peerage as B...
Arthur Thistlewood Arthur Thistlewood (1774–May 1, 1820) was a British conspirator in the Cato Street Conspiracy.
Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere (circa 1275 - 14 April 1322), English soldier, Member of Parliament, landowner and nobleman, was the son and heir of Gunselm de Badlesmere (died c...
Betty Branch Elizabeth Branch (1672–1740) was an 18th-century English murderer.
Breaker Morant Harry "The Breaker" Harbord Morant (9 December 1864 – 27 February 1902) was an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier and convicted war criminal whose skill with horses earned him the ...
Browne Bushell Browne Bushell, was an English Civil War-era naval officer.
Calico Jack John Rackham (27 December 1682 – 18 November 1720), commonly known as Calico Jack, was a Cuban-English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas and in Cuba during the early 18th century (Ra...
Charles Danvers Sir Charles Danvers, was an English MP and soldier who plotted against Elizabeth I of England.
Charles Fryatt Charles Algernon Fryatt (2 December 1872 – 27 July 1916) was a British mariner who was executed by the Germans for attempting to ram a U-boat in 1915.
Charles I of England Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.
Charles Lucas Sir Charles Lucas was an English soldier, a Royalist commander in the English Civil War.
Charles Peace Charles Joseph Peace (14 May 1832 – 25 February 1879) was a notorious English burglar and murderer from Sheffield, whose somewhat remarkable life later spawned dozens of romanticised novels and ...
Charles Radclyffe Charles Radclyffe (3 September 1693 – 8 December 1746) titular 5th Earl of Derwentwater, who claimed the title Fifth Earl of Derwentwater.
Christopher Wharton Christopher Wharton (born at Middleton, Yorkshire, before 1546; executed at York, 28 March 1600) was an English Roman Catholic priest.
Cuthbert Mayne Saint Cuthbert Mayne (1544–1577) was an English Roman Catholic priest and martyr of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.
Daniel Axtell Colonel Daniel Axtell was Captain of the Parliamentary Guard at the trial of King Charles I at Westminster Hall in 1649.
Derek Bentley case Derek William Bentley (30 June 1933 – 28 January 1953) was a British teenager hanged for the murder of a police officer, committed in the course of a burglary attempt.
Dick Turpin Richard "Dick" Turpin (bap. 1705 – 7 April 1739) was an English highwayman whose exploits were romanticised following his execution in York for horse theft.
Dirick Carver Dirick Carver was a Marian Martyr from Brighton who was burnt to death at Lewes on 22 July 1554.
Duncan Scott-Ford Duncan Alexander Croall Scott-Ford (4 September 1921 – 3 November 1942) was a British merchant seaman who was hanged for treachery after giving information to an enemy agent during World W...
Eadric Streona Eadric (or Edric) Streona (died 1017 CE) was an ealdorman of the English Mercians.
Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters Edith Jessie Thompson (25 December 1893 – 9 January 1923) and Frederick Edward Francis Bywaters (27 June 1902 – 9 January 1923) were a British couple executed for the murder of...
Edmund Arrowsmith Saint Edmund Arrowsmith SJ is one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales of the Roman Catholic Church.
Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset Edmund Beaufort, 4th Duke of Somerset, 6th Earl of Somerset, 3rd Marquess of Dorset, 3rd Earl of Dorset (1438? – 6 May 1471) was an English nobleman, and a military commander during the Wa...
Edmund Brindholme Edmund Brindholme was an English Catholic priest, executed under an act of attainder on a charge of involvement in a plot to betray Calais, then an English possession, to the French.
Edmund Campion Saint Edmund Campion, S.J., (24 January 1540 – 1 December 1581) was an English Roman Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr.
Edmund Dudley Edmund Dudley (c. 1462 or 1471/1472 – 17 August 1510) was an English administrator and a financial agent of King Henry VII. He served as Speaker of the House of Commons and President...
Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel Edmund FitzAlan, 3rd Earl of Arundel (1 May 1285 – 17 November 1326) was an English nobleman prominent in the conflict between Edward II and his barons. His father, Richard FitzAlan, 2nd Earl ...
Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent (5 August 1301 – 19 March 1330) was the son of Edward I of England, and a younger half-brother of Edward II. Edward I had intended to make substantial grant...
Edmund, Earl of Rutland Edmund, Earl of Rutland was the fifth child and second surviving son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville.
Edward Arden Edward Arden (c. 1542–1583) was an English nobleman and head of the Arden family, who became a Catholic martyr.
Edward Bocking Edward Bocking was a controversial monk during the reign of King Henry VIII. He attended Oxford where he received a B.D. in 1513 and a D.D. in 1518.
Edward Colman Edward Colman or Coleman (17 May 1636–1678) was an English Catholic courtier under Charles II of England.
Edward Habington Edward Habington, Abington, or Abingdon (1553?–1586), was one of the conspirators in the plot formed by Anthony Babington.
Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick (25 February 1475 – 28 November 1499) was the son of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, and a potential claimant to the English throne during...
Edward Wightman Edward Wightman (c.1580? – 11 April 1612) was an English radical Anabaptist, executed at Lichfield on charges of heresy.
Elizabeth Barton Sister Elizabeth Barton (1506? – 20 April 1534), known as "The Nun of Kent", "The Holy Maid of London", "The Holy Maid of Kent" and later "The Mad Maid of Kent", wa...
Elizabeth Branch Elizabeth Branch (1672–1740) was an 18th-century English murderer.
Eric Poole Eric Skeffington Poole (20 January 1885 in Nova Scotia – 10 December 1916), was a Second Lieutenant in the 11th Battalion of the West Yorkshires during the First World War.
Eugene Aram Eugene Aram (1704 – 16 August 1759) was an English philologist, but also infamous as the murderer celebrated by Thomas Hood in his ballad, The Dream of Eugene Aram, and by Bulwer Lytton in h...
George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, 1st Earl of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Warwick, KG (21 October 1449 – 18 February 1478) was the third son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Ceci...
German Gardiner German Gardiner (Germain, Jermyn) (date of birth unknown; executed at Tyburn, 7 March 1544) was a Roman Catholic layman, nephew to Stephen Gardiner, who became involved in the Prebendaries' Plo...
Gervase Helwys Sir Gervase Helwys (1 September 1561 – 20 November 1615), also known as Jervis Yelwys, was a Lieutenant of the Tower of London found guilty of complicity in the murder of Sir Thomas Overbu...
Giles Corey Giles Corey (died September 19, 1692) was accused of witchcraft along with his wife Martha Corey during the Salem Witch Trials.
Gordon Cummins Gordon Frederick Cummins (1913 or 1914 – 25 June 1942), known as the Blackout Killer and the Blackout Ripper, was an English spree killer who murdered four women in London in 1942.
Gregory Clement Gregory Clement was an English Member of Parliament and one of the regicides of King Charles I.
Guy Fawkes Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, was a member of a group of provincia...
Hector Gray Flight Lieutenant Hector Bertram Gray (1911–1943) of the Royal Air Force, and member of the British Army Aid Group, was posthumously awarded the George Cross for "most conspicuous gallantry" in...
Henry Abbot (martyr) The Blessed Henry Abbot was an English layman, himself a convert from the Church of England, who was executed at York on 4 July 1597 for the alleged attempt to convert someone to the Catholic Ch...
Henry Barrowe Henry Barrowe was an English Separatist Puritan, executed for his views.
Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset (26 January 1436 – 15 May 1464) was an important Lancastrian military commander during the English Wars of the Roses.
Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham (22 November 1564 – 24 January 1618 (Old Style)/3 February 1619 (New Style)) was an English peer who was implicated in the Main Plot against the rule of Jam...
Henry Cornish Henry Cornish (died 1685) was a London alderman, executed in the reign of James II of England.
Henry Cuffe Sir Henry Cuffe (1563 – 13 March 1601) was an English author and politician, executed during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, for treason.
Henry Fauntleroy Henry Fauntleroy was an English banker and forger, the last to be hanged for forgery in the United Kingdom.
Henry Filmer Henry Filmer was a 16th-century English Protestant martyr, one of the Windsor Martyrs, during the reign of Henry VIII.
Henry Garnet Henry Garnet (July 1555 – 3 May 1606), sometimes Henry Garnett, was an English Jesuit priest executed for his complicity in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, 3rd Marquess of Dorset, KG (17 January 1517 – 23 February 1554) was an English nobleman of the Tudor period and the father of Lady Jane Grey.
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, KG (1516/1517 – 19 January 1547), was an English aristocrat, and one of the founders of English Renaissance poetry.
Henry Isley Sir Henry Isley was an English nobleman involved in Wyatt's Rebellion.
Henry Manning Henry Manning was a spy in the exiled court of Charles II at Cologne and Brussels.
Henry Manning (spy) Henry Manning was a spy in the exiled court of Charles II at Cologne and Brussels.
Henry Morse Saint Henry Morse (1595 – 1 February 1645) was one of the Catholic Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
Henry Pole, 1st Baron Montagu Henry Pole, 1st Baron Montagu (also written Montague or Montacute; born circa 1492 – died 9 January 1539), the only holder of the title Baron Montagu under its 1514 creation, was on...
Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland KG KB PC (19 August 1590 (baptised) – 9 March 1649), known as The Lord Kensington between 1623 and 1624, was an English courtier, peer and soldier.
Henry Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham Henry Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham KG (c.1370 – 5 August 1415), a favourite of King Henry V, was beheaded on 5 August 1415 for his involvement in the Southampton Plot.
Henry Simms Henry Simms, known as Young Gentlemen Harry, was a thief and highwayman in 18th-century England who was transported to Maryland for theft, but escaped and returned to England, where he was...
Henry Vane the Younger Sir Henry Vane (baptised 26 March 1613 – 14 June 1662), son of Henry Vane the Elder (often referred to as Harry Vane to distinguish him from his father), was an English politician, statesm...
Henry Wainwright Henry Wainwright (died 21 December 1875) was an English murderer.
Henry Walpole Henry Walpole (1558 – 7 April 1595) was an English Jesuit martyr.
Herbert Rowse Armstrong Herbert Rowse Armstrong TD. MA. (13 May 1869 – 31 May 1922) was an English solicitor and convicted murderer, the only solicitor in the history of the United Kingdom to have been hanged for murder.
Hugh Despenser the Younger Hugh Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser, also referred to as "the younger Despenser", was the son and heir of Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester, and Isabella daughter of William, 9th Earl o...
Hugh Green (martyr) Hugh Green (c. 1584 - 19 August 1642, Dorchester) was an English Catholic priest who was beatified by the Catholic Church in 1929.
Hugh Latimer Hugh Latimer (– 16 October 1555) was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and Bishop of Worcester before the Reformation, and later Church of England chaplain to King Edward VI. In 1555 under Q...
James Corbitt James Henry Corbitt was an English murderer hanged at Strangeways Prison in Manchester by Albert Pierrepoint.
James Duckett James Duckett was an English Catholic layman and martyr (died 1601).
James Greenacre James Greenacre, the "Edgware Road Murderer", was an English grocer.
James Hackman James Hackman (baptized 13 December 1752, hanged 19 April 1779), briefly Rector of Wiveton in Norfolk, was the murderer who killed Martha Ray, singer and mistress of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sa...
James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby KG (31 January 1607 – 15 October 1651) was a supporter of the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.
James Thompson (martyr) Blessed James Thompson, also known as James Hudson, was a Catholic priest and martyr of York, hanged during the reign of Elizabeth I.
James Tyrrell Sir James Tyrrell (c.1455 – 6 May 1502) was an English knight, a trusted servant of King Richard III of England.
Jeremiah Brandreth Jeremiah Brandreth was an out-of-work stocking maker who lived in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, who was beheaded for treason.
Jerome Bellamy Jerome Bellamy, of Uxenden Hall, near London, England, was a member of an old Roman Catholic recusant family noted for its hospitality to missionaries and fellow recusants.
Jerry Abershawe Louis Jeremiah Abershawe, better known as Jerry Abershawe, was a notorious highwayman who terrorised travellers along the road between London and Portsmouth in the late eighteenth century.
Joan Waste Joan Waste (1534 – 1 August 1556) was a blind woman who was burned in Derby for refusing to renounce her Protestant faith.
John Amery John Amery (14 March 1912 – 19 December 1945) was a British fascist who proposed to the Wehrmacht the formation of a British volunteer force (that subsequently became the British Free Corps) and...
John Amias John Amias (died 1589) was a Roman Catholic priest who was martyred in England.
John Atherton John Atherton was the Anglican Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in the Church of Ireland.
John Badby John Badby (died 1410), one of the early Lollard martyrs, was a tailor (or perhaps a blacksmith) in the west Midlands, and was condemned by the Worcester diocesan court for his denial of transub...
John Ball (priest) John Ball (c. 1338 – 15 July 1381) was an English Lollard priest who took a prominent part in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
John Barkstead John Barkstead (died 1662) was an English Major-General and Regicide.
John Bellingham John Bellingham (c. 176918 May 1812) was the assassin of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval.
John Boste Saint John Boste (c. 1544 – 24 July 1594) is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, and one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
John Bradford John Bradford (1510–1555) was a prebendary of St. Paul's.
John Britton (martyr) The Venerable John Britton (Bretton) (died 1 April 1598) was an English Catholic martyr from Barnsley, Yorkshire, who was executed during the reign of Elizabeth I.
John Byng Admiral John Byng was a Royal Navy officer.
John Carew (regicide) John Carew (1622–1660), from Antony, Cornwall, was one of the regicides of King Charles I.
John Christie (murderer) John Reginald Halliday Christie (8 April 1899 – 15 July 1953) was a notorious English serial killer active in the 1940s and early 1950s.
John Cook (regicide) John Cook (1608 – 16 October 1660), was the first Solicitor General of the English Commonwealth and led the prosecution of Charles I. Following the English Restoration, Cook ...
John Cooke (prosecutor) John Cooke, was the first Solicitor General of the English Commonwealth and led the prosecution of Charles I. Following the English Restoration, Cooke was convicted of regicide and hanged, drawn...
John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford (23 April 1408 – 26 February 1462), was the son of Richard de Vere, 11th Earl of Oxford (1385?–15 February 1417), and his second wife, Alice Sergeaux (13...
John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, KG (1504 – 22 August 1553) was an English general, admiral, and politician, who led the government of the young King Edward VI from 1550 until 1553...
John Felton (assassin) John Felton (c. 1595 – 29 November 1628) was a lieutenant in the English army who stabbed George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham to death in the Greyhound Pub of Portsmouth on 23 August 1628.
John Felton (martyr) Blessed John Felton (died 8 August 1570) was an English Catholic martyr, who was executed during the reign of Elizabeth I.
John Fenn (pirate) John Fenn (died May 1723) was an early 18th-century English pirate who sailed with Captain Bartholomew Roberts and later had a brief partnership with Thomas Anstis.
John Frith John Frith (1503 – 4 July 1533) was an English Protestant priest, writer, and martyr.
John Gates (courtier) Sir John Gates KB was an English courtier and soldier, holding influential household positions in the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI. One of the Chief Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber under Ed...
John George Haigh John George Haigh (24 July 1909 – 10 August 1949), commonly known as the "Acid Bath Murderer", was an English serial killer during the 1940s.
John Ingram (martyr) The Venerable John Ingram (1565–1594) was an English Jesuit and martyr from Stoke Edith, Herefordshire, who was executed in Newcastle-on-Tyne on 26 July 1594, during the reign of Elizabeth I.
John Martin Scripps John Martin (born John Martin Scripps, 9 December 1959 – 19 April 1996) was an English spree killer who murdered three tourists—Gerard Lowe in Singapore, and Sheila and Darin Damude in Tha...
John Rigby (martyr) Saint John Rigby (ca. 1570 – June 21, 1600) was an English Roman Catholic martyr who was executed during the reign of Elizabeth I. He is one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
John Rochester (martyr) Blessed John Rochester (c. 1498–1537) was an English Catholic priest, Carthusian monk and martyr.
John Rogers (Bible editor and martyr) John Rogers (c. 1500 – 4 February 1555) was a clergyman, Bible translator and commentator, and the first English Protestant martyr under Mary I of England.
John Shert Blessed John Shert was an English Catholic priest and martyr, who was executed during the reign of Elizabeth I.
John Speed (martyr) John Speed was an English Roman Catholic layman, condemned for assisting the priest John Boste, whom he used to escort from one Catholic house to another.
John Tapner John Charles Tapner was an English murderer who was the last person executed by Guernsey.
John Tawell John Tawell (1784–1845) was a British murderer.
John Thurtell The Radlett murder, also known as the Elstree murder, was a murder in Radlett, Hertfordshire, England, in 1823.
John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester KG was an English nobleman and scholar, Lord High Treasurer, Lord High Constable and Deputy Governor of Ireland.
John Wall (priest) Saint John Wall, O.F.M., was an English Catholic Franciscan friar, who is honored as a martyr.
John Woodville Sir John Woodville was the second son, and fourth child, of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg.
Jonathan Wild Jonathan Wild (baptised 6 May 1683 – 24 May 1725) was perhaps the most infamous criminal of London — and possibly Great Britain — during the 18th century, both because of his own...
Joseph Blake (criminal) Joseph "Blueskin" Blake (baptised 31 October 1700 – 11 November 1724) was an 18th-century English highwayman and felon.
Joseph Stones Lance Sergeant Joseph William Stones (1892 – 18 January 1917) was a British soldier during the First World War who was executed for cowardice.
Kerby (Ipswich martyr) Kerby (d. Ipswich, 1546), whose Christian name is not known, was a man condemned by the Justices and executed by burning at the stake in Ipswich, Suffolk, for his Protestant beliefs, along with ...
Laurence Saunders Lawrence Saunders (1519 – February 8, 1555) was an English Protestant martyr whose story is recorded in Foxe's Book of Martyrs.
Lord Guildford Dudley Lord Guildford Dudley (also spelt Guilford) (c. 1535 – 12 February 1554) was the husband of Lady Jane Grey who, declared as his heir by King Edward VI, occupied the English throne fro...
Luke Kirby (priest) Saint Luke Kirby (c. 1549 – 30 May 1582) was an English Catholic priest and martyr from the North of England, executed during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Margaret Fernseed Margaret Fernseed was an English prostitute, brothel keeper and murderer.
Mark Smeaton Mark Smeaton (c. 1512 – 17 May 1536) was a musician at the court of Henry VIII of England, in the household of Queen Anne Boleyn.
Matthew Hammond Matthew Hammond was a ploughwright from Hetherset, Norfolk, England.
Michael Stanhope (died 1552) Sir Michael Stanhope (before 1508 – 26 February 1552) was the son of Sir Edward Stanhope of Rampton, Nottinghamshire.
Michal Morey Michal Morey was a woodcutter who lived at Sullens, near Downend on the Isle of Wight.
Miles Corbet Miles Corbet (1595 – 1662) was an English politician, recorder of Yarmouth and Regicide.
Miles Partridge Sir Miles Partridge was an English courtier during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI. He was arrested in 1551, convicted of treason and hanged, as part of the factional struggle that follow...
Milsom and Fowler Albert Milsom and Henry Fowler murdered Henry Smith, a 79-year–old, wealthy, retired engineer, on 14 February 1896, at his house in Muswell Hill, London.
Neville Heath Neville George Clevely Heath (6 June 1917 – 16 October 1946) was an English killer who was responsible for the murders of two young women.
Ralph Sherwin Saint Ralph Sherwin (1550 – 1 December 1581) was an English Roman Catholic martyr and saint.
Ralph Vane Sir Ralph Vane, also known as Ralph Fane (died 26 February 1552) was a supporter of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset,and hanged on Tower Hill as a result of factional strife.
Richard Burgess (murderer) Richard S. Burgess (14 February 1829 – 5 October 1866) was a notorious murderer known for the "Maungatapu murders" which occurred on the Maungatapu track, south-east of Nelson, New Zealand.
Richard Empson Sir Richard Empson (c.1450 – 17 August 1510), minister of Henry VII, was a son of Peter Empson.
Richard Ferguson Richard "Galloping Dick" Ferguson was an English highwayman who, with partner Jerry Abershawe, raided the area around London during the late 18th century.
Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury Richard Neville, jure uxoris 5th Earl of Salisbury and 7th and 4th Baron Montacute, KG, PC (1400 – 31 December 1460) was a Yorkist leader during the early parts of the Wars of the Roses.
Richard Parker (sailor) Richard Parker was an English sailor executed for his role as president of the so-called "Floating Republic", a naval mutiny in the Royal Navy which took place at the Nore between 12 May and 16 ...
Richard Reynolds Saint Richard Reynolds, O.Ss.S was an English Brigittine monk executed in London for refusing the Oath of Supremacy to King Henry VIII of England.
Richard Rice (poisoner) Richard Rice (died 1531) was a cook to John Fisher, bishop of Rochester and was executed for poisoning the Bishop's household.
Richard Risby Richard Risby (born in the parish of St. Lawrence, Reading, 1489; executed at Tyburn, London, 20 April 1534) was an English Catholic monk.
Richard Rumbold Richard Rumbold (1622–1685) was a Cromwellian soldier who took part in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II of England and his brother James.
Richard Sergeant Richard Sergeant (executed at Tyburn, 20 April 1586) was an English Roman Catholic priest.
Richard Simpson (martyr) Blessed Richard Simpson was an English priest, martyred in the reign of Elizabeth I. He was born in Well, in Yorkshire.
Richard Woodman (martyr) Richard Woodman was a Protestant martyr, who was born in Buxted and lived in nearby Warbleton in East Sussex.
Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers Richard Woodville (or Wydeville), 1st Earl Rivers, KG (1405 – 12 August 1469) was an English nobleman, best remembered as the father of Elizabeth Woodville and the maternal gran...
Robert Anderton Robert Anderton (c. 1560 – 25 April 1586) was an English Roman Catholic priest and martyr.
Robert Constable Sir Robert Constable (c. 1478 – Flamborough, Yorkshire, England - 6 July 1537 – Hull, Yorkshire, England) was a member of the English Tudor gentry.
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, KG PC (10 November 1565 – 25 February 1601) was an English nobleman and a favourite of Elizabeth I. Politically ambitious, and a committed general, he was pla...
Robert Johnson (martyr) Blessed Robert Johnson, a Shropshire native, was a Catholic priest and martyr during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Robert Lockyer Robert Lockyer was an English soldier in Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army.
Robert Ludlam Blessed Robert Ludlam (c. 1551 – 24 July 1588) was an English priest, martyred in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. He was born around 1551, in Derbyshire.
Robert Nutter Robert Nutter (c. 155026 July 1600) was an English Catholic priest and martyr.
Robert Samuel Robert Samuel (d. Ipswich, Suffolk, 31 August 1555) was an English priest of East Bergholt in Suffolk, England who was imprisoned, tortured and burnt to death as a judicial execution under the M...
Robert Snooks Robert Snooks was the last man to be executed in England for highway robbery, on 11 March 1802.
Robert Testwood Robert Testwood of London was an English Protestant martyr during the reign of Henry VIII, one of the Windsor Martyrs.
Robert Widmerpool The Oaten Hill Martyrs were Catholic Martyrs who were executed by hanging, drawing and quartering at Oaten Hill, Canterbury, on 1 October 1588.
Robert Wilcox (martyr) The Oaten Hill Martyrs were Catholic Martyrs who were executed by hanging, drawing and quartering at Oaten Hill, Canterbury, on 1 October 1588.
Robert Yeamans Robert Yeamans or Yeomans (died 1643), was a merchant of Bristol who in early 1643 plotted with other Royalist to aid in the capture of Bristol by the Royalists.
Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March Roger de Mortimer, 3rd Baron Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (25 April 1287 – 29 November 1330), was an English nobleman and powerful Marcher lord who had gained many estates in the Welsh Marc...
Rowland Taylor Rowland Taylor (sometimes spelled "Tayler") (October 6, 1510 – February 9, 1555) was an English Protestant martyr during the Marian Persecutions.
Saint Arthur Saint Arthur of Glastonbury, according to some French sources, was an English Roman Catholic faithful in the 16th century.
Saint Arthur of Glastonbury Saint Arthur of Glastonbury (died November 15, 1539), according to some French sources, was an English Roman Catholic faithful in the 16th century.
Samuel Goodere Samuel Goodere (1687–1741) was a captain in the British Royal Navy, who was the third and youngest son of Sir Edward Goodere, 1st Baronet.
Simon de Montford Simon de Montford was an English nobleman who had the manor of Coleshill passed onto him from the de Clinton family.
Simon Sudbury Simon Sudbury, also called Simon Theobald of Sudbury and Simon of Sudbury (born circa 1316; killed in the Peasants' Revolt 14 June 1381) was Bishop of London from 1361 to 1375, Archb...
Sir Henry Slingsby, 1st Baronet Sir Henry Slingsby of Scriven, 1st Baronet (14 January 1602 – 8 June 1658) was a Yorkshire landowner, politician and soldier who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1625 and 1642.
Sir Michael Stanhope Sir Michael Stanhope (c. 1518 – 26 February 1552) was a Nottinghamshire landowner and suspected rebel against the English Crown.
Sir Thomas Armstrong Sir Thomas Armstrong (c. 1633 – 20 June 1684) was an army officer and MP executed for Treason.
Spence Broughton Spence Broughton (c1746–14 April 1792) was a highwayman who was executed for robbing the Sheffield and Rotherham mail.
Stratford Martyrs The Stratford Martyrs were a group of eleven men and two women, who were burned at the stake together for their Protestant beliefs, at Stratford-le-Bow or Stratford near London in England on 27 ...
Stratton Brothers case Alfred Stratton (born c. 1883) and his brother Albert Ernest (born c. 1885, both died May 23, 1905) were the first men to be convicted in Great Britain for murder based on fingerprint evidence.
Swithun Wells Saint Swithun Wells was an English Roman Catholic martyr who was executed during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Sydney Hodgson Sydney Hodgson (date and place of birth unknown; executed at Tyburn, 10 December 1591) was an English Roman Catholic lawyer.
Thomas Belson Blessed Thomas Belson (b. at Brill in Buckinghamshire, England, date uncertain; executed 5 July 1589) was an English Roman Catholic layman.
Thomas Benet (martyr) Thomas Benet from Cambridge, was an English Protestant martyr during the reign of Henry VIII. He was executed by burning 15 January 1531, for heresy, at Livery Dole outside Exeter, Devon, England.
Thomas Bilney Thomas Bilney (c. 1495 – 19 August 1531) was an English Christian martyr.
Thomas Colley Thomas Colley was an English chimney sweep, executed for the murder of accused witch Ruth Osborne at Tring, Hertfordshire.
Thomas Cottam Blessed Thomas Cottam (1549 – 30 May 1582) was an English Catholic priest and martyr from Lancashire, who was executed during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Thomas Cranmer Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He hel...
Thomas Culpeper Sir Thomas Culpeper was a courtier of Henry VIII and the lover of Henry's fifth queen, Catherine Howard.
Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk Thomas de Mowbray, 4th Earl of Norfolk, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, 8th Baron Segrave, 7th Baron Mowbray (1385 – 8 June 1405), English nobleman and rebel, was the son of Thomas de Mowbray, 1st...
Thomas Doughty (explorer) Thomas Doughty (1545 – July 2, 1578) was an English nobleman, soldier, scholar and personal secretary of Christopher Hatton.
Thomas Ford (martyr) Blessed Thomas Ford (died 28 May 1582), a Devonshire native, was a Catholic martyr executed during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Thomas Garnet Saint Thomas Garnet (c.1575 – 23 June 1608) was a Jesuit priest who was executed in London.
Thomas Gerrard Thomas Gerrard (1500?–1540) (Gerard, also Garret or Garrard) was an English Protestant reformer.
Thomas Green (captain) Thomas Green (1679/1680? 1705) was an English sailor and alleged pirate, who was captain of the Worcester.
Thomas Grey (1384-1415) Sir Thomas Grey of Heaton, County Durham (Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 30 November 1384 – North Gate, Southampton, Hampshire, 3/5 August 1415), was an English nobleman and plotter.
Thomas Grey (1384–1415) Sir Thomas Grey of Heaton, County Durham (Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, 30 November 1384 – North Gate, Southampton, Hampshire, 3/5 August 1415), was an English nobleman and plotter.
Thomas Harding Thomas Harding was a sixteenth-century English religious dissident who, whilst waiting to be burnt at the stake as a Lollard in 1532, was struck on the head by a spectator with one of the pieces...
Thomas Harrison (soldier) Major-General Thomas Harrison (1606 – 13 October 1660) sided with Parliament in the English Civil War.
Thomas Highgate Private Thomas James Highgate (13 May 1895 - 8 September 1914) was a British soldier during the early days of the First World War, and the first British soldier to be convicted of desertion and ...
Thomas Hitton Thomas Hitton is generally considered to be the first English Protestant martyr of the Reformation, although the followers of Wycliffe, the Lollards had been burnt at the stake as recently as 1519.
Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, 3rd Earl of Kent, 4th Baron Holland, KG, Earl Marshal (1374 – 7 January 1400) was an English nobleman.
Thomas Hungerford of Rowden Sir Thomas Hungerford of Rowden (died 1469), the eldest son of Robert Hungerford, 3rd Baron Hungerford, lived chiefly at Rowden, near Chippenham.
Thomas Johnson (monk) Thomas Johnson, O.Cart., was a Carthusian hermit who was executed by starvation in Tudor England.
Thomas Knapton Thomas Knapton was an English teenager who was convicted of raping 19-year old Frances Elstone.
Thomas Maxfield Thomas Maxfield (real name Macclesfield) (c.1590 – 1 July 1616) was an English Roman Catholic priest.
Thomas Moigne Thomas Moigne (by 1510-1537), of Willingham, Lincolnshire, was an English politician, executed for his part in the Lincolnshire Rising.
Thomas More Sir Thomas More (7 February 14786 July 1535), known to Roman Catholics as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist.
Thomas Neville Thomas Fauconberg or Thomas Neville, sometimes called Thomas the Bastard, or the Bastard of Fauconberg (born 1429, died 22 September 1471), was the natural son of Sir William Neville, 1st ...
Thomas Palasor Thomas Palasor (died 9 August 1600) was an English Roman Catholic priest.
Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, KG (1343 – 23 July 1403) was an English medieval nobleman best known for leading the rebellion with his nephew Henry Percy, known as 'Harry Hotspur', a...
Thomas Usk Thomas Usk (died 4 March 1388) was appointed the under-sheriff of London by Richard II in 1387.
Thomas Vaughan (soldier) Sir Thomas Vaughan was a Welsh statesman and diplomat, who rose to prominence before and during the Wars of the Roses.
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (13 April 1593 (O.S.) – 12 May 1641) was an English statesman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War.
Victor Betts R v Betts and Ridley (1930) 22 Cr App R 148 is a landmark case in English criminal law from 1930, which established that to be convicted of a crime under the doctrine of Common purpose, it w...
Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria Waltheof, 1st Earl of the Honour of Huntingdon and Northampton (1050 – 31 May 1076) was the last of the Anglo-Saxon earls and the only English aristocrat to be executed during the reign of William I.
William Andleby William Andleby (Anlaby) (executed at York, 4 July 1597) was an English Roman Catholic priest.
William Booth (forger) William Booth, one of eight children of a farmer and church warden, John Booth, and his wife Mary, was a farmer and forger, who lived at Great Barr, then in Staffordshire.
William Brereton (groom) William Brereton (c. 1487 17 May 1536) the son of a Cheshire landowner, was a Groom of the Privy Chamber to Henry VIII. In May 1536, Brereton, the queen's brother, George Boleyn, Viscount Rochf...
William Carter (martyr) Blessed William Carter (c. 1548 – 11 January 1584) was a Roman Catholic English printer and martyr.
William Catesby Sir William Catesby (1450 – August 25, 1485) was one of Richard III of England's principal councillors.
William Chaloner William Chaloner (1650s, or 1665–1699) was a serial offender counterfeit coiner and confidence trickster, who was imprisoned in Newgate Prison several times and eventually proven guilty of High ...
William Fly Captain William Fly (died July 12, 1726) was an English pirate who raided New England shipping for three months in 1726 until he was captured by the crew of a seized ship.
William Frederick Horry William Frederick Horry, also known as Fred Horry, was the first person to be hanged by Victorian hangman William Marwood, and the first to fall using the long drop method.
William Henry Bury William Henry Bury (25 May 1859 – 24 April 1889) was suspected of being the notorious serial killer "Jack the Ripper".
William Howard, 1st Viscount Stafford William Howard, 1st Viscount Stafford, FRS (30 November 1614 – 29 December 1680) was the youngest son of Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, and his wife, the former Alethea Talbot.
William Palmer (murderer) William Palmer (6 August 1824 – 14 June 1856), also known as the Rugeley Poisoner or the Prince of Poisoners, was an English doctor found guilty of murder in one of the most notoriou...
William Pike Blessed William Pike (died 22 December 1591) was an English Roman Catholic martyr who was beatified in 1987.
William Pikes William Pikes was a tanner in Ipswich, Suffolk who was arrested in Islington during the Marian persecutions as a member of a group studying the Bible in English, and was burnt at the stake in Br...