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Filling the Shakespearean Gaps: Many Kinds of Silence

Ernst Anselm Joachim (EAJ) Honigmann died in 2011; one of his most influential works was Shakespeare: The Lost Years. According to The Telegraph's obituary:His thesis in The Lost Years followed EK Chambers’s suggestion that the young Shakespeare might...

December 1, 1581: The Martyrdoms of Campion, Briant, and Sherwin

Today, of course, is the First Sunday of Advent, but it is also the anniversary of the 1581 executions of  St. Edmund Campion, SJ; St. Alexander Briant, SJ, and St. Ralph Sherwin. St. Edmund Campion was born on January 25, 1540 in London,...

A book that converted…

As part of the work of putting together the ‘Virtue and Vice’ exhibition, I got to return to a question that has fascinated me for a long time: women’s reading in the early modern period. Though moralists fulminated against the perils...

June 24: The Puritan and The Jesuit

These two men shared the same birthday, the same first name, and the same generation, but little else--except for the general atmosphere of danger in Tudor England.Robert Dudley, the 1st Earl of Leicester was born on June 24, 1533; Robert Persons or Parsons,...

"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...

A Tudor Historical Novel of Conversion

According to Goodreads, "Denis Meadows was born in London and educated in England. After commencing a career in the foreign service, he fought in World War I and later settled in America. He is the author of four novels and a nonfiction work about the...

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