Robert Benet

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For those of a similar name, see Robert Bennett.

Robert Benet was a 16th-century Mayor of Windsor in the English county of Berkshire.

Benet was a zealous Protestant who fell foul of William Simonds, an equally zealous Catholic in Windsor, who had a powerful friend in Bishop Gardiner's agent, Dr John London.[1] Benet was arrested in 1543, along with four others. He was condemned to death but, unlike the three Windsor Martyrs, escaped being burnt because he was unwell![1] He was later released.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Ford, David Nash (2009). Berkshire in the Reign of Henry VIII. Wokingham: Nash Ford Publishing. 

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