THE life story and work of St John Fisher, the English saint who was martyred under Henry VIII, has gone on show for the first time in England at the St John Fisher Peace Centre in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. It was opened on Monday by Bishop Gordon Wheeler of Leeds and will last until July 5.
Many original mauscripts and early printed editions of his writings will be among the exhibits as well as a slide-tape presentation detailing the lives of the saint and his contemporaries. The exhibition coincides with the 444th anniversary of his execution, which took place on June 22, 1535. Loans have been made by the British Museum, the cathedrals of Rochester and Lincoln, St John's College and the University Library, Cambridge, St Mary's College Oscott in Birmingham and Stonyhurst School.
The whole event has been sponsored by Kirklees Metropolitan Cathedral, Yorkshire Television, the Yorkshire Arts Association and the St John Fisher Parents' Association in Dewsbury.
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