Saint Richard Gwyn was a Welsh Catholic in Elizabethan times who spoke out against the persecutions by the Elizabethan government upon the Catholic Church in Wales. He wrote ballads, spoke boldly, educated the youth and refused to attend the compulsory State Anglican Services until he was eventually arrested.
Placed in the stocks he cheerfully argued with a Protestant minister who had a large, purple nose; rattled his chains during an enforced sermon in a Protestant church he was forced to attend and remained joyful, positive and faithful during a sham trial that led to a public execution where he gave some fine, inspiring final words and died a heroes death.
As one of the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales, Saint Richard Gwyn is an inspiring witness to the Catholic Faith. Here is a film clip from Mary's Dowry Productions Catholic DVD 'Saint Richard Gwyn':