Bl. William Richardson Biography
Blessed William Richardson Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||N/A|
|Country of Birth||The United Kingdom in Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Blesseds who were Priests|
|Place of Work||England|
|Date of Death||27 February 1603|
|Place of Death||Tyburn, London, England|
|Feast Day||February 27|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope Pius XI on 15 December 1929|
|Canonization||Canonized by N/A|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
Bl. William Richardson grew up in the area of Sheffield in England. He studied at Rheims, France and then the English College in Valladolid, France. He also studied at the College of Saint Gregory in Seville, Spain from 1592 to 1594. William was then ordained a priest in 1594 and returned to England to minister to convert Catholics hiding under the name William Anderson.
He was then betrayed by a friend to the authorities, arrested and condemned to death for the crime of priesthood. He was the last martyr of the persecutions of Queen Elizabeth I and prayed for the just before he died.