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Frith, John

(Fryth; 1503–33). Eng. Prot. martyr; b. Westerham, near Sevenoaks, Kent; educ. Eton and King's Coll., Cambridge; made jr. canon of Cardinal Coll. (later Christ Ch.), Oxford, by T. Wolsey* 1525; acquainted with W. Tyndale*; imprisoned for reformation views; released at request of Wolsey; to Marburg, Ger., where he met P. Hamilton* and assisted Tyndale; wrote against T. More* and J. Fisher*; returned to Eng. 1532; imprisoned 1532; burned at the stake at Smithfield July 4, 1533. Learned and pious. Denied purgatory, transubstantiation, and papal infallibility.


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