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A History of the English Monarchy

Henry V at Agincourt. Throughout the book, I am fascinated by the ways in which the legends of Camelot fuelled the monarchy's veneration of martial victory. I am very excited to say that my new book A History of the English Monarchy: From Boadicea to...
From: Confessions of a Ci-Devant on 26 Mar 2015

Pope Leo XIII, RIP

Pope Leo XIII died on July 20, 1903. He was born Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi on March 2, 1810 and elected as the Vicar of Christ on February 20, 1878. As this article from the Catholic Encyclopedia describes his papacy, he had great impact on the...

Pope Leo XIII to the Catholics of England

Thanks to the blog The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma comes this selection from an Apostolic Letter from Pope Leo XIII to England (and a link to the entire text on this website). Pope Leo XIII (photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons--from a film of the...

More on December 1 @ the Venerabile in Rome

Pope Benedict XVI sent this message to the bishops, students, and alumni celebrating the feast of the Martyrs at the Venerable English College in Rome:Through God’s grace, the Catholic community of England and Wales is blessed with a long tradition...

T. B. Macauley Admires the Papacy

On the anniversary of Thomas Babington Macaulay's birthday on October 25 in 1800, it seems appropriate to quote his interesting words on the Catholic Church from a review of Ranke's History of the Popes. Read the rest here.Also on this date, in 1970,...

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