Chase, Thomas, an English martyr, was of Amersham, and was cruelly persecuted for the Gospel and word of Christ. He was taken before the blind bishop of Woburn, in Buckinghamshire, examined, and commanded to be put in what was called " Little Ease," in the bishop's house. Here he lay bound most painfully with chains, gyves, manacles, and irons, often almost perishing with hunger. All this he took most quietly and patiently. He was hanged in the Lollard's Tower in 1514. See Fox, Acts and Monuments, iv. 124.