Rowland Taylor was influential in the religious reformation of England
during the reign of Queen Mary I. At the time of his death he was
rector of a small church in Hadleigh, England. The English Parliament
banned the William
Tyndale English Bible in 1543.
During this time, many people who opposed the Catholic church teachings
were put to death. Taylor opposed several Catholic teachings, including
celibacy of a priest and the way the church practiced Holy Communion.
On March 26, 1554 he was arrested for hersey because he was spreading
the word of God in public. He was burned at the stake on February 09,
1555. Before being burned at the stake, he was killed by having his
He was the son of John Taylor & Susan Rowland Taylor.