Friday, 28 May 2010

Blessed Margaret Plantagenet Pole

Murdered on this day in 1541 by her earthly King Henry VIII and his wrteched hencheman, Cromwell, the regular executioner being unavailable, it took the Crown's rookie murderer 10 blows to sever her head. She was the last of the Plantagenet's and mother of Reginald Cardinal Pole. Her last act was to pray for the King and to recite "Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

The last Catholic noblewoman of England was Beatified by Pope Leo XIII.

Blessed Margaret Plantagenet Pole
Pray for England and the realm; the mother land once so Catholic and now amongst the most corrupt of this world.

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