Robert Southwell, SJ, (1561-1595), English Roman Catholic priest, poet, hymnodist, and clandestine missionary in Elizabethan England. After being arrested and imprisoned in 1592 and intermittently tortured and questioned by Richard Topcliffe, Southwell was eventually tried and convicted of high treason. On Feb 21, 1595, Father Southwell was hanged at Tyburn, age 34. [Wikipedia]
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