By James V. Holleran
Within the 12 months 1581, after 4 days of debating six prime Anglican divines on the Tower of London, Jesuit Edmund Campion (1540-1581) used to be positioned to demise simply because he wouldn't deny his religion. In 1970, the martyred Campion used to be canonized a saint. A Jesuit problem is a book-length variation of formerly unpublished Catholic manuscript money owed of these debates.. As corrective old records, those Catholic manuscripts show a relatively varied photograph of Campion and his competitors from that represented within the government's released model, and therefore provide us a fuller and extra balanced figuring out of what truly came about. as well as their old worth, the Catholic manuscripts additionally contain vigorous exchanges among Campion and his rivals, and supply humanizing information about them. As customized records they trap the dramatic style of a chain of lively debates facing the main theological concerns keeping apart Protestant England from Catholic Rome in Elizabeth's reign.. including a transcription of the Catholic manuscript debts, Holleran offers a normal old creation to the debates, an in depth description of the manuscripts, short supplementary commentaries concerning the debates, and an entire set of explanatory notes.
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39-63; Thomas M. , "`Playing the Champion': The Role of Disputation in the Jesuit Mission," pp. 119-39; and John J. , "Popery and Pounds: The Effect of the Jesuit Mission on Penal Legislation," pp. 249-63. In addition, many less recent regional studies also indicate that a better understanding of the degree of (footnote continued on next page) Page 10 Queen Elizabeth and English Catholics Until Elizabeth was excommunicated by Pope Pius V in 1570, many English Catholics continued to practice their religion.
In 1568 Mary raised another army, which was defeated by the Earl of Moray at Langside, near Glasgow. Seeking the protection of Elizabeth, Mary fled to England, where she was detained as a prisoner of state for the remaining nineteen years of her life. Virtually all Mary's adventures and misadventures, her triumphs and her defeats, had a direct bearing on the national security of England as well as on the personal safety of Elizabeth. Through her father's mother, the eldest sister of Henry VIII, Mary had a legitimate claim to the English throne, which she expressed publicly on the death of Mary Tudor by quartering the English arms on her shield.
36 See Curtis, Oxford and Cambridge in Transition, 1558-1642. 37 For an account of Richard Stanihurst's and Campion's stay in Ireland, see Colm Lennon, Richard Stanihurst, the Dubliner, 1547-1618: A Biography, with a Stanihurst Text, On Ireland's Past (Blackrock, County Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1981).