Protestant believer and preacher Anne Askew is burnt at Smithfield
for denying the doctrine of transubstantiation. She was brutally
treated on the rack before her execution, the only woman on record
in England as having been tortured before being burnt at the stake.
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Editors. "Anne Askew is burnt at Smithfield for denying transubstantiation". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14737, accessed 14 December 2017.]
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