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NeilsYard
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1 of 15  Sun 30th Sep 2012 9:30am  
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pat
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2 of 15  Sun 30th Sep 2012 11:37pm  
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Thanks NeilsYard. That photo I think shows the memorial too. Long before the ring road took over. Not entirely sure what the memorial was about though. Will try to find out.
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dutchman
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3 of 15  Mon 1st Oct 2012 12:58am  
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The Coventry Martyrs
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pat
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4 of 15  Mon 1st Oct 2012 11:11pm  
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Dutchman thats a very interesting link. Many thanks. Now I know what the martyrs memorial means. Happy
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Dreamtime
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5 of 15  Tue 2nd Oct 2012 4:04am  
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I wonder if it was the normal procedure for the memorials for the more religious people such as 'martyrs' to always be made with the cross on the top. That would be a clue as to who they stood for. Wave
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heritage
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6 of 15  Tue 2nd Oct 2012 8:18am  
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The idea for a monument to the Coventry martyrs was first proposed in a letter from 'Spectator in Warwickshire' to a local newspaper. A committee was appointed and, chaired by the Mayor William Lee, first met in September 1908. Nearly £200 was raised for the monuments by public subscription, although the donations mainly came from Coventry some came from further afield, including America. The cross was unveiled by the Mayor on 15 September 1910, at a ceremony conducted by F. M. Brodie, the Vicar of Christ Church and in the presence of nearly one thousand people. William Lee was born in Roadway, Bedworth around 1851 and was Mayor of Coventry five times.
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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7 of 15  Mon 28th Oct 2013 7:43pm  
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Re-reading this year-old topic, I looked for a picture of the martyr's mosaic. This is the best image I could find of it. I have a better one before it was hidden away and the disabled access ramp was installed, I'll try to find it.
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mcsporran
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8 of 15  Sat 4th Jan 2014 1:15pm  
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This is the image I used for my digital model of Broadgate. I can't recall the original source. Going off topic, but on the subject of mosaics, does anyone know what this one in the precinct represents. Neither features on wikipedia's List of Public Art in Central Coventry.
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Disorganised1
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9 of 15  Sun 5th Jan 2014 11:27am  
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More about the Martyrs from a piece I wrote some years ago.
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Prof
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10 of 15  Fri 24th Oct 2014 7:06pm  
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On 4th Jan 2014 1:15pm, mcsporran said:
I believe this is Sir Guy of Warwick slaying the Dun Cow
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Bryn Thomas
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11 of 15  Thu 19th Mar 2015 4:56pm  
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I recently had to carry out some research into John Wyclif (who was based in Lutterworth) and his religious sect called the Lollards. It has only just dawned on me that the Coventry martyrs must have been from around the same time period. Does anybody have any information about them? Does the martyrs Memorial still stand in the same place? Was there in fact a link between Wyclif and the Coventry martyrs? Mods note: New post merged with original topic
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PhilipInCoventry
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12 of 15  Fri 20th Mar 2015 8:34am  
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Hi all Wave Some light reading for revision, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Saunders
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morgana
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13 of 15  Sat 21st Mar 2015 10:06am  
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I wonder if any of their children, children etc. still live in Coventry as the priests of Coventry took and kept the Martyrs children.

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BrotherJoybert
Coventry
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14 of 15  Fri 3rd Apr 2015 5:49pm  
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On 19th Mar 2015 4:56pm, Bryn Thomas said: I recently had to carry out some research into John Wyclif (who was based in Lutterworth) and his religious sect called the Lollards. It has only just dawned on me that the Coventry martyrs must have been from around the same time period. Does anybody have any information about them? Does the martyrs Memorial still stand in the same place? Was there in fact a link between Wyclif and the Coventry martyrs?
The memorial now stands about 50 / 100 yards from its original location. Whenever the Orangemen walk in Coventry ( which seems to be every 3 to 4 years) they lay a wreath at it and from time to time the "Protestant Alliance" hold a service at the Memorial. Inadvertently walked into one of these once some years ago, a passer by asked them why they don't remember the (Roman) Catholic 'martyrs' and it all got very amusing - the "Protestant" chap politely told him he needed to be "saved" and offered to pray for the fellow. I walked away at this point. Better than burning each other at the stake I guess Twisted Edited by member, 3rd Apr 2015 5:50 pm
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morgana
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15 of 15  Fri 3rd Apr 2015 7:09pm  
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I ve not heard of any Catholics being burned in Coventrys history perhaps some one can enlighten me. If that man was talking on a whole nothing worse than the Spanish inquisition, also what about the jews being burned alive and gassed. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasbourg_massacre Hence why I am happy not to be a part of any religion or blood thirsty holy wars, even today as it goes on around the world run by so called holy men in the name of their so called god ha what a joke.
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