Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 August 2008

248 Pages | 8 halftones & engravings

ISBN: 9780199533404

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Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Christopher Highley

  • Explores the faultlines within and between the Catholic communities across England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland in the early modern period
  • Examines a wide range of non-canonical Catholic writing produced mainly in exile by a diverse Catholic community in both print and manuscript: religious polemic, ecclesiastical histories, martyrologies, and correspondence
  • Includes close readings of key works by scholars like Thomas Stapleton, intelligencers like Richard Verstegan, secular priests like William Allen, and Jesuits like Edmund Campion and Robert Persons