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The Martyrs' Memorial is a stone monument positioned at the intersection of St Giles', Magdalen Street and Beaumont Street, just outside Balliol College, Oxford, England. It commemorates the 16th-century Oxford Martyrs.
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Very macabre memorial. If you go see it, you should also see the oxford university cathedral as well. And the oxford town center, where the martyrs were burned alive.
Beautiful Memorial, inscription: To the Glory of God, and in grateful commemoration of His servants, Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Prelates of the Church of England, who near this spot yielded their bodies to be burned, bearing witness to the sacred truths which they had affirmed and maintained against the errors of the Church of Rome, and rejoicing that to them it was given not only to believe in Christ, but also to suffer for His sake; this monument was erected by public subscription in the year of our Lord God, MDCCCXLI.
This is an incredible piece of history, sitting right in the middle of a modern-day high-traffic intersection. I highly recommend you check it out. The steps leading right up to the monument are great to sit and have lunch on (I have myself several times). The whole thing was "refurbished" in 2002 (I think), so all the carvings and such are very clear.
Great people deserve great monuments.
With this at the end of st giles its the main focal point for all visiting tourist to the city of oxford
It's a good place to sit and have a bite to eat...but be a lot nicer without the dirty unwashed hobos who also like to hang around
We used the monument as a meeting place. I was oblivious about the history, though.
A number of people were burned for practising their Faith slightly differently from the main religion of the Day. Most countries have moved on since those days. There's missing tarmac on Broad Street 2 mins walk away where the 'heretics' met their end. No doubt they're in Heaven while their persecutors are in a very hot place! For foreign visitors Magdalen is pronounced Maudlin. (It's a southern thing)
I have no opinion. Is okay I guess. Does the job, memoriates well
Certainly was outstanding and the pigeons contribute to it. The beauty is due to the complementary nature of the stone and the surrounding area. I have often use this as a meeting place and I have never missed a friend because of it, nor have I ever been late if this has been my destination. Great!