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God's traitors : terror and faith in Elizabethan England

Author: Jessie Childs
Publisher: London, England : The Bodley Head, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A true story of plots, priest-holes and persecution and one family's battle to save Catholicism in Reformation England. Elizabeth I criminalised Catholicism in England. For refusing to attend Anglican services her subjects faced crippling fines and imprisonment. For giving refuge to outlawed priests -- the essential conduits to God's grace -- they risked death. Almost two hundred Catholics were executed in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Named Person: Vaulx family.; William Vaux, Baron; Elizabeth, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England; Vaulx family.; William Vaux, Baron; Élisabeth Stuart, (reine de Bohême ;
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessie Childs
ISBN: 9781847921567 1847921566
OCLC Number: 871352676
Awards: Winner of PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2015
Short-listed for Longman/History Today Book of the Year Prize 2014
Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014
Description: xx, 443 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), genealogical tables, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Author --
Map --
Family tree --
Principal characters --
Introduction --
Prelude: Calm before Campion --
Part 1: William And Henry: --
Enterprise is begun --
To be a perfect Catholic --
Lying lips --
Worldly woes --
Refuse of the world --
Flibbertigibbets --
Atheistical Anthony Babington's complotment --
Lambs to the slaughter --
Part 2: Eleanor And Anne: --
Widow and the virgin --
Fright and rumor --
Mrs Brooksby's household --
Virgo becomes Virago --
Hurly burly --
Hot holy ladies --
Part 3: Eliza: --
Brazen-faced bravados --
Assy reprobateness --
Long John with the little beard --
St Peter's net --
Part 4: Powder Treason: --
This stinking king --
Desperate attempts --
Quips and quiddities --
Strange and unlooked for letters --
In the hole --
Two ghosts --
That woman --
Yours forever --
Epilogue --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
List of illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Other Titles: Terror and faith in Elizabethan England
Responsibility: Jessie Childs.
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Explores the Catholic predicament in Elizabethan England through the eyes of one remarkable family: the Vauxes of Harrowden Hall. This book exposes the tensions and insecurities masked by the cult of  Read more...

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