Anthony Page (priest)

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Anthony Page (1563 – April 1593) was an English Roman Catholic priest. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987.

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Page was born at Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, in 1563. He was of gentle birth and matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford on 23 November 1581, being described as "scholaris Mri-Wodson". He entered the English College, Reims on 30 September 1584 and received minor orders in April 1585. He was ordained deacon at Laon on 22 September 1590, and priest at Reims on 21 September 1591.

Anthony Champney, who was his contemporary at Reims, in his manuscript history of the reign of Elizabeth I of England, as quoted by Richard Challoner, describes his character. He was condemned for being a priest, under 27 Eliz., c. 2., and was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York in April 1593.

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