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THE MARTYRDOM OF THE BLESSED WILLIAM WAY
THE MARTYRDOM OF THE BLESSED WILLIAM WAY IN KINGSTON UPON THAMES ON 23 SEPTEMBER 1588. WAS IT IN THE MARKET PLACE?
Katherine Mary Longley in a paper of 1952 wrote that the martyrdom of the Blessed William Way, a Catholic priest, on 23 September 1588, took place at the gallows on Kingston Hill. This was the view taken in other accounts and appeared to be the established view. However, a reasoned case could be made that the Blessed William Way was executed in the Market Place of Kingston upon Thames.
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