Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 May 2011

288 Pages | 29 black and white plates

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199571222

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The She-Apostle

The Extraordinary Life and Death of Luisa de Carvajal

Glyn Redworth

  • The only full life of Luisa de Carvajal, possibly the first female missionary of modern times
  • An intriguing tale of the abused child who dreamt 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

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