The Colchester Martyrs were William Bongeor, Thomas Benhote, William Purchase, Agnes Silverside, Helen Ewring, Elizabeth Folk, William Munt, John Johnson, Alice Munt and Rose Allen. They were sixteenth-century English martyrs from Colchester, Essex, whose story is recorded in Foxe's Book of Martyrs.
During the reign of Mary I, they were taken to Colchester Castle by Edmund Tyrrel and were burned at the stake on 2 August 1557. A monument to these and other Colchester victims of the Marian persecutions is in St Peter's Church on North Hill; another is in the Colchester Town Hall.
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