Martyrs Memorial - United Kingdom
Martyrs Memorial is located in Oxford, England.
Martyrs Memorial monument was established on 1843.
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Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the monument was completed in 1843 after two years' work, having replaced "a picturesque but tottering old house".
Historical facts of Martyrs Memorial :
The Martyrs Memorial is an imposing stone monument positioned at the intersection of St Giles', Magdalen Street and Beaumont Street in Oxford, England just outside Balliol College. It commemorates the 16th-century "Oxford Martyrs”. The Victorian Gothic memorial, whose design dates from 1838, has been likened to the spire of some sunken cathedral. The three statues of Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley are by Henry Weekes. The actual site of the execution is close by in Broad Street, located just outside the location of the old city walls. The site is marked by a cross sunk in the road. As well as being a monument to the Reformation, the memorial is even more so an interesting landmark of the 19th century Oxford Movement, propagated by John Keble, John Henry Newman and others. Profoundly alarmed at the Catholic realignment the movement was bringing into to the Church of England, the Rev. Golightly and other Low Church Anglican clergy raised the funds for erecting the monument, with its highly pro-Protestant and anti-Catholic inscription, as a public propaganda move. As a result the monument was built 300 years after the events it commemorates.