Video: The Stratford Martyrs

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Video: The Stratford Martyrs

Retelling the folk history of the Olympic boroughs, in story and song.

In this, the final instalment of our 10-month Olympic Borough Folk Olympics tour, Ruairidh Anderson visits Newham to explore the tale of the Stratford Martyrs.

"Today, speaking out against the church can bring the reward of a bestselling book and a series on the BBC, but in the 1500s the work of Richard Dawkins woud have been met with more than just a warm reception"

For more songs and videos inspired by London history visit www.songsfromthehowlingsea.com
Lyrics can be found here.

Previously in Newham

Previously in Waltham Forest

Previously in Hackney

Previously in Greenwich

Previously in Tower Hamlets

Last Updated 26 September 2012