A Tu­dor rec­tor was known as Bloody Bon­ner

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Ed­mund Bon­ner was twice made Bishop of Lon­don, with a spell in prison in be­tween. He went to Rome to ar­gue Henry VIII’s case for di­vorce from his first wife, but later be­came no­to­ri­ous as ‘Bloody Bon­ner’ for prose­cut­ing protes­tants dur­ing the reign of Catholic Queen Mary, and died in prison dur­ing the reign of her Protes­tant sis­ter Queen El­iz­a­beth.

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