Thursday, January 27, 2011
Courage dating back to the 16th century
Have you ever wondered what this small area cobbled with stones in the middle of this picture is? It marks the place where in 1555 and 1556 the Oxford Martyrs were burned at the stake and you can find this historical place on Broadstreet in the city centre. The Oxford Martyrs are commemorated for the great courage they showed in death and for their belief in a free Church of England just around the corner at St. Giles. These men forfeited their own lives to the flames for the love and faith in Jesus Christ. Whether you are a believer or not, when someone shows such a great courage by sticking to his beliefs in the face of death, you can only have deep respect for being so brave.