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Jun 30, 2023

Martyrdom in Haverfordwest

An intriguing memorial in Haverfordwest marks the spot where William Nichol was "burnt at the stake for the truth" in 1558. Now you can use your phone to scan HistoryPoints QR codes nearby to discover he was a "halfe foolish" man who ...

was executed because he remained a Protestant during the reign of Mary, a Catholic, from 1553 to 1558. The little that's known about him suggests he may have had poor mental faculties, but that didn't prevent his being tormented and "butcherly burnt" in his home town. You can read about him by scanning the codes or clicking here