Philip Stubbes
Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: c. 1555
Date of Death: c. 1610
Cause of Death: Undocumented
Religion: Puritanism
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction
Fictional Appearances:
Ruled Britannia
POD: July-August, 1588
Type of Appearance: Direct
Date of Death: 1597
Cause of Death: Burned at the stake

Philip Stubbes (c.1555-c.1610) was a Puritan pamphleteer in England at the turn of the 17th century. His works routinely attacked the manners, customs, amusements, and fashions of his era.

Philip Stubbes in Ruled Britannia[]

Philip Stubbes[1] (1555-1597) was a Puritan living in England. Despite Spain's imposition of Catholicism on the country, Stubbes publicly maintained his faith. In 1597, he was brought before the English Inquisition on charges of heresy and was executed in an auto da fe on 1 November.[2] He went to his death bravely, refusing to repent to the very last, even making a leg as a courtier would when the charges were read against him. His courage inspired onlooker William Shakespeare to consider writing a character who displayed similar qualities in the face of death.[3]


  1. See Inconsistencies (Ruled Britannia).
  2. Ruled Britannia, pg. 8, HC.
  3. Ibid., pg. 10.