pseudomartyr

pseudomartyr

(ˌsjuːdəʊˈmɑːtə)
n
someone falsely or inaccurately called a martyr
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Southwell's writings would likely be promoted as the sacred remains of a martyred priest or dismissed as the pious drivel of a Romish pseudomartyr.
Dillon begins by outlining the debate over the difference between genuine martyrs and pseudomartyrs.