Palmer, Julius a martyr to the Protestant cause in England, flourished under (bloody) queen Mary. In 1555 he was a fellow of Magdalen College. He was especially noted at that time as an offensive assertor of Romish principles. The brave manner in which the Protestants presented their cause, and fought and died for its support, struck him, notwithstanding his unyielding. prejudice, and he was led to inquire carefully into their doctrines, which resulted in his conversion after the torture of Latimer and Ridley, whom he had learned to esteem as good Christian men. He lost his fellowship, and taught awhile. In 1556 he was imprisoned as a heretic and burned. See Soames, Hist. of the Reformation, 4:47, 76.