David Jenkins

The parliament intended to have hanged him ; and he expected no less, but resolved to be hanged with the bible under one arm and Magna Charta under the other. And hanged he had been, had not Harry Martyn told them in the house that sanguis martyrum est semen ecclesiae (the blood of martyrs is the seed of the church) and that that way would do them more mischief. So his life was saved, and they removed him out of the way to Wallingford Castle

died in 1663.