Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 November 2008

288 Pages | 21 b/w plates

ISBN: 9780199533534

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The She-Apostle

The Extraordinary Life and Death of Luisa de Carvajal

Glyn Redworth

  • The full life of Luisa de Carvajal, possibly the first female missionary of modern times
  • An intriguing story of a woman who dreamed of martrydom for the Catholic cause and smuggled herself into England in the year of the Gunpowder Plot
  • Tells the story of her courageous intrigues on behalf of the Catholic cause in Protestant England--from distributing banned books to preserving and distributing the bodily remains of executed priests
  • A unique insight into the singular life of a determinedly independent woman in a man's world