Alcock, John (2)
Alcock, John (2), a Christian martyr of England, was cast into prison, where, from exposure and evil torments, he soon after died.' The cause of this treatment arose from the fact that he was known to read an English book used by king Edward, exhorting at the same time the people to pray with him, and would read English prayers to them, which they would repeat after him. This probably occurred in 1556. See Fox, Acts and Monuments, iv, 731.