John Hooper (Bitesize Biographies)
Limited Stock Title: This is a ‘Last Chance’ title. Once we run out of stock this title will no longer be available on our site. It is therefore non-returnable. In the event we are not able to fulfill this part of your order it will be canceled automatically. The remainder of your order will ship according to our regular schedule.
Tucked away in St Mary's Square in Gloucester stands an
imposing Victorian monument to the memory of John Hooper
(c1500 -1555), second Bishop of Gloucester and one of the first
Protestant martyrs during the reign of "Bloody Mary". !
Drawing from a wide range of sources - particularly Hooper's
own correspondence and writings - Pete Sullivan provides a vivid,
lively account of the final turbulent years of Hooper's life, set
against the religious and political dramas of the day. !
This account is a rich mix of cruelty and compassion, despair and
hope. Above all it is the story of an extraordinary man whose
faith and sense of duty compelled him to pay the ultimate price,
and whose "name and deeds alone are monument more fair and
durable than stone".