Knowne Men

Knowne Men or just fastmen, a name for persons who, in the reign of Henry VII, suffered martyrdom at the instigation of John Longland, bishop of Lincoln, either for reading the Scriptures or treatises of Scripture in English, or for hearing the same read. See Hardwick, Hist. of the Reformation, p. 180, note 3; Fox, Book of Martyrs (Lond. 1583), p. 820-37; Burnet, Hist. of the Reformation (London, 1681), i, 27 sq.

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