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. 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! He was later released.
- Ford, David Nash (2009). Berkshire in the Reign of Henry VIII. Wokingham: Nash Ford Publishing.
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