eric norris

Most impressive to modern minds ignorant of the reality of Hell must be Norris choosing death rather than admit to Anne’s dishonour. William Brereton, too, insisted on his innocence. Before he was arrested, his old school companion, George Constantine, ‘did ask him and was bold upon him’, and the answer Brereton gave was 'that there was no way but one with any matter [alleged against him].’ His wife certainly believed him; in her will, nine years later, she bequeathed to her son 'one bracelet of gold, the which was the last token his father sent me.’