Nineteen Dutch Catholic Clerics & Friars Hung for Beliefs in Netherlands

Nineteen Dutch Catholic Clerics & Friars Hung for Beliefs in Netherlands

Hanging the Martyrs of Gorkum
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In Gorinchem (Gorkum), Netherlands, nineteen Dutch Catholic clerics and friars are hung for their beliefs. While imprisoned they were shown to the public for money and are offered the chance to save their lives by giving up their Catholicism in favor of Protestantism.

The Prince of Orange, William the Silent, sends a letter instructing people to leave priests and other clergy alone but they are hung anyway in a shed. All will be canonized in 1865.

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