November 19 – A Catholic recusant and priest harbourer

| November 19, 2022

November 19 – A Catholic recusant and priest harbourer

On this day in Tudor history, 19th November 1587, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, an important member of the Catholic underground, Henry Vaux, died of what was probably consumption. The Catholic recusant and priest harbourer died at Great Ashby, the home of his sister, Eleanor Brooksby. Henry Vaux is a fascinating Tudor man. […]

Giveaway – God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

| March 5, 2015

Giveaway – God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

World Book Day seems a fitting day for the release of the UK paperback edition of God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England by Jessie Childs. I reviewed the hardback edition back in May 2014 and said “This is the best history book I’ve read in the last few months. I just can’t say […]

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