Roman Calendar : October 25
Carthusian Calendar : May 4
Died at Tyburn on May 4, 1535; beatified in 1886; canonized by Paul VI in 1970 as
one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. Saint Robert was prior of the Charterhouse of Beauvale, Nottinghamshire, England. He was on a visit to the London Charterhouse, as was Saint Augustine Webster, when they accompanied its prior, Saint John Houghton, to see Thomas Cromwell, who had them seized and imprisoned in the Tower of London. When they refused to sign the Act of
Supremacy, which placed Henry VIII as head of the Church of England, they were savagely treated and hanged.