The Oxford Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God MDCCCL – Martyr's Memorial and Aisle

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The Oxford Almanack is a broadside printed annually to circulate a university calendar and has been published since 1674. This 1850 example includes an image of the Martyrs' Memorial, built in 1843 at the intersection of St. Giles', Magdalen, and Beaumont Streets. Designed by George Gilbert Scott, it commemorated the three hundredth anniversary of the deaths of three Protestant reformers, Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. All were burnt from their beliefs near this site in 1555–56. The calendar below is flanked by lists of British monarchs and officers of the university.

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