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Martyr and parish priest of Our Lady's Church at Calais, accused of being concerned in a plot to betray Calais to the French. It was said that Sir Gregory Botolf, chaplain to Lord Lisle, Governor of Calais, had been to Rome on this business, and had requested the pope to grant a living in the English Hospital of St. Thomas to Brindholm, who was about to go to Rome when he was arrested. There seems, however, no evidence that he was really concerned in any plot. He was examined 11 April, 1540, and was attained in the Parliament of that year, together with "Clement Philpott late of Calais, gentleman, who have adhered to the King's enemy, the Bishop of Rome, and assisted Raynold Poole [Cardinal Pole], an abominable and arrogant traitor, compassing the surprise of the town of Calais". He suffered, together with Philpott, the Blessed 1William Horne, a Carthusian lay brother, and others, at Tyburn, 4 August, 1540.
Letters and Papers Henry VIII (1540), XV, No. 495, sqq.; HOLINSHED, Chronicle, III, 952.
APA citation. (1907). Ven. Edmund Brindholm. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02787d.htm
MLA citation. "Ven. Edmund Brindholm." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02787d.htm>.
Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Vivek Gilbert John Fernandez. Dedicated to all parish priests of the Catholic Church, in their efforts to preserve and defend our faith.
Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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