Padley Martyrs. On the 12th July 1588, two catholic priests Nicholas Garlick a son of a Yeoman and Robert Ludlam the son of a farmer were discovered at Padley Hall along with members of the Fitzherbert family all were arrested. Both men had trained in France to become priests. At the time to be a catholic priest, ordained abroad was deemed treason; the two were tried and found guilty, two weeks later, they were hanged, drawn and quartered in Derby. They became known as the Padley Martyrs. The...
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