Memorial tablet to Dr. Robert Ferrar
Bronze decorative tablet, on slate slab, on stone base. Set within railings surrounding Nott's Monument.
NB Included in Cadw listing of Nott's Monument.
Dr. Robert Ferrar was appointed Bishop of St. Davids in 1548 during the reign of Mary Tudor. He made a number of enemies in his attempts to reform the Church and was tried in London in 1554. He was condemned as a heretic and sent down to Carmarthen for a second trial, again for heresy. He was condemned once more and suffered death by burning in March 1555.
Raised letters on tablet: THE NOBLE ARMY OF / MARTYRS / PRAISE THEE / NEAR THIS SPOT SUFFERED FOR / THE TRUTH / SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH 1555. / DR. ROBERT FERRAR / BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S. / WE SHALL BY GOD'S GRACE LIGHT SUCH A CANDLE / IN ENGLAND, AS SHALL NEVER BE PUT OUT. / ERECTED BY A PROTESTANT / OF THIS TOWN.
Inscription running down column on left-hand side of tablet: BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I
Inscription running down column on right-hand side of tablet: WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE
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