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Irish M.P.’s

An Irish schoolmaster-priest, sits in a chair taking a pinch of snuff from an open snuff box as he catechizes a dwarfish Irish peasant, ragged and barelegged, who answers with a sly grin: ‘O’C — for O’Connell thats right–now...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jun 2019

Could Priests claim Sanctuary in Medieval England?

Posted by Sara M. Butler, 16 May 2019. A more familiar gang of medieval outlaws: Robin Hood, Will Scarlet, and Little John. The Folvilles of Ashby-Folville (Leics.) played a key role in persuading me to devote my life to researching crime in medieval...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 16 May 2019

Religion and the French Revolution: A Global Perspective

By Bryan A. Banks and Erica Johnson The French Revolution, though political, assumed the guise and tactics of a religious revolution. Some further points of resemblance between the two may be noticed. The former not only spread beyond the limits of France,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Dec 2017

The traytors coat of arms

A broadside, anti-Jacobite, anti-Catholic and anti-French. The lilies of the French Royal arms changed to upside down frogs and the legitimacy of the Stewart line questioned by the inclusion of the bed-pan child over the priest’s shoulder. Title: The...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Apr 2017

Sixteenth Century Identities: Mind the Gap!

As historians study the past, finding documents, locating contemporary reports, etc., I think one of the interesting aspects of these efforts is identifying a person. Think of the identity issues for Shakespeare--the lost years, the different signatures,...

New Oratorian Saint: Joseph Vaz

Reading St. Joseph Vaz's story after Pope Francis canonized him during his visit to Sri Lanka, I could not help but note the similarity of his covert mission to that of the English missionary priests of the sixteenth century. The Oxford Oratory has this...

A Widower Priest

The Recusants and renegades blog tells the story of Father Henry Hawkins, a widower who became a Jesuit missionary to England:It’s unclear how Henry Hawkins spent the years immediately after his graduation from Oxford, though since he was said to be...

St. David Lewis and Blessed Dominic Barberi, Missionary Priests

The National Calendar for the Catholic Church in England and Wales honors two missionaries from very different eras today. In England the memorial honors Blessed Dominic Barberi--in Wales, St. David Lewis, SJ. Like St. John Kemble and St. John Wall on...

Blessed Dominic Barberi, Pray for us!

Fr John Kearns, the Provincial of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ in England and Wales wrote on the legacy of Blessed Dominic Barberi in The Catholic Herald as the Passionists recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the beatification...

"The Most Controversial" Robert Persons, SJ

In 2010, Father Thomas McCoog, SJ, published this article in the online journal of the British Jesuits, Thinking Faith:On 15 April 2010, the 400th anniversary of the death of Robert Persons, arguably the most controversial Englishman to enter the Society...

The English Priest’s Powder: A 17th-century quack doctor’s advertisement

The marketing strategies of 17th and 18th-century quack doctors are now familiar territory. As Roy Porter’s outstanding book Quacks did so well to bring alive, early modern Britain was a vibrant medical market, a panoply of colourful characters and...
From: Dr Alun Withey on 6 Mar 2013

St. Cuthbert Mayne, Protomartyr

St. Cuthbert Mayne:Martyr, b. at Yorkston, near Barnstaple, Devonshire (baptized 20 March, 1543-4); d. at Launceston, Cornwall, 29 Nov., 1577. He was the son of William Mayne; his uncle was a schismatical priest, who had him educated at Barnstaple Grammar...

Book Review: Father John Gerard's Memoir

As this author notes: It is difficult to over-estimate the importance of the Elizabethan period in English history to the problems of our own times. In the sixteenth century, the English crown was determined to assert the authority of the State over the...

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