Thomas Tomkins (martyr)

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Thomas Tomkins (died 16 March 1555) was a 16th-century English Protestant martyr. He was a weaver[1] from Shoreditch, London, and was examined by Bishop Bonner. Despite having been subjected to torture, he insisted that he did not believe in transubstantiation. As a result, he was burned to death at Smithfield on 16 March 1555.[2] His story is recorded in Foxe's Book of Martyrs.[3]


  1. ^ Anthony Boden (2005). Thomas Tompkins:The Last Elizabethan. p.46. Google Books, retrieved 31-10-10
  2. ^ Boden, p.47
  3. ^ p.249-251, John Foxe, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, 2000, Ambassador Publications