Anthony Brookby
Anthony Brookby
    Anthony Brookby
     Catholic_Encyclopedia Anthony Brookby
    (Or Brorbey).
    Friar Minor and English martyr, died 19 July 1537. Brookby was lecturer in divinity in Magdalen College, Oxford was well versed in Greek and Hebrew, and enjoyed the reputation of being an eloquent preacher. At the command of King Henry VIII who took offense at a sermon of Brookby's in which he attacked the king's actions and mode of living, he was apprehended, put to the rack, and tortured in the most cruel manner in order to make him retract what he had said but all to no purpose. Having been rendered wellnigh helpless as a result of his tortures, Brookby was charitably cared for by a pious woman for a fortnight until, by the command of the king, an executioner strangled him to death with the Franciscan cord which he wore around his waist.
    STEPHEN M. DONOVAN
    Transcribed by Joseph P. Thomas

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


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