The tombe

The tombe

Bonne Idée
This memorial, erected and inaugurated by Reverend Gustaaf Lammerant on june 17th, 1928, pays homage to three clergymen who were killed by the Beggars during the religious riots of the 16th century. In the night of January 11, 1568, some forty Beggars of the Woods march towards Reningelst. They plunder the church and take three catholic clergymen prisoner. On their way back, they rob the churches of Loker and Dranouter, taking Father Jan Breufkin prisoner as well. The raid continues in Kemmel, Nieuwkerke, finally ending in Niepkerke. The four priests, Judocus Hugezone, Robrecht Ryspoort and Jakob Panneel non willing to forswear their faith, are sentenced to death. The Reningelst clergymen are executed on this very spot. Jan Breufkin survives, through the mediation of Hans Camerlynck, one of the Beggars’ leaders. #1568 #beeldenstorm #beggars #Calvinism #calvinisme #gedenksteen #geuzen #geuzentijd #Heuvelland #inquisitie #inquisition #kruistombe #Nieuwkerke #tombe #WestVlaanderen
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