11 May 1537 – Blessed John Rochester, choir monk, and Blessed James Walworth, choir monk, both from the London Charterhouse, were hanged in chains from the battlements of York. They had been tried in the city for treason for denying the King’s supremacy following the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion.
The Tudor Society
The Carthusian monks of London were quite popular among the people due to their piety, and they were often consulted by high and low on spiritual matters. Henry VIII had 18 of them executed or starved to death in prison, a fragment of the 430 martyrs for the Faith under Bloody Henry.