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Bilney, Thomas

(ca. 1495–1531). Eng. Prot. martyr. Mem. Trin. Hall, Cambridge; read Luther's writings in early 1520s. Converted by reading NT in Erasmus' ed. Said to have converted Hugh Latimer. Influenced Robert Barnes and Miles Coverdale. Preached against relics, pilgrimages, and cult of saints. Friend of M. Parker.* Arrested for heresy 1527; recanted. Arrested again 1531; burned at Norwich.

John Foxe. Acts and Monuments, ed. S. R. Cattley, IV (London, 1837), 619–656, 755–763.

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