John Hooper
(1495-1555)

2nd Bishop of Gloucester (1550-1553)

Died aged c. 60

John Hooper (also Johan Hoper; c. 1495 – 9 February 1555) was an English churchman, Anglican Bishop of Gloucester, later of Worcester and Gloucester, a Protestant reformer and a Protestant martyr. A proponent of the English Reformation, he was executed for heresy by burning during the reign of Queen Mary I.

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St. Mary's Gate (13th century) is the entrance to St. Peter's Abbey precinct whose wall can be seen to the left in St. Mary Street and in Three Cocks Lane to the right. Opposite, John Hooper, 2nd Bishop of Gloucester, was martyred in 1555 for his protestant faith.

St Mary's Gate - St Mary's Square, Gloucester, United Kingdom where they was martyred (1555)