Henry Filmer

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Henry Filmer (died 1543) was a 16th-century English Protestant martyr, one of the Windsor Martyrs, during the reign of Henry VIII.

Filmer was a Protestant tailor and church warden of St John's Church at Windsor who complained about the overly Catholic sermons of the vicar.[1] He gained the support of the Bishop of Salisbury much to the consternation of a former Catholic mayor of the town, William Simonds.[1] His powerful friend, Dr John London, who was Bishop Gardiner's agent, arrested Filmer, along with four others,[1] and, on 4 August 1543, he, Robert Testwood and Anthony Pearson were burnt to death.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Ford, David Nash (2009). Berkshire in the Reign of Henry VIII. Wokingham: Nash Ford Publishing. 
  2. ^ p.172-176, Testwood and his companions, John Foxe, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, 2000, Ambassador Publications

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