Robert Glover (martyr)

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Robert Glover (died 1555) was an English Protestant martyr who was burnt at Coventry in September 1555.[1]

Glover was born at Mancetter, Warwickshire, and educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge.[2] Under Henry VIII he became attracted to Protestant views.[1] He gained in BA in 1538, MA in 1541, and was a fellow until 1543. He married a niece of Hugh Latimer.

He was burnt to death at Coventry for heresy on 20 September 1555.[3] He had been arrested earlier that year.[1]

Glover is among twelve such martyrs from the reigns of Henry VIII and Mary I commemorated on a memorial in the city, who are known collectively as the Coventry Martyrs.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Susan Wabuda, ‘Glover, Robert (d. 1555)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 8 September 2008
  2. ^ "Glover, Robert (GLVR533R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "Robert Glover, scholar of King's in 1533; burnt to death at Coventry on the 20th of September, 1555". Creasy, Memoirs, p. 67.
  4. ^ Munden, Alan (1997) The Coventry Martyrs (Coventry: a Coventry Archives publication).


  • Creasy, E. S., Memoirs of Eminent Etonians: With Notices of the Early History of Eton College, R. Bentley, 1850.