In today's Claire Chats video talk, I talk about the Rome and Rheims Plot, a fictional plot in which 20 men, mostly Catholic priests, were implicated. Many of them were tortured, tried and executed.
The book I recommend is God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England by Jessie Childs. It is excellent. You can view a talk by Jessie called "Religious Terrorism in Tudor England" here on the Tudor Society site - click here.
Notes and Sources
- You can read the full text of the Regnans in Excelsis papal bull at http://www.papalencyclicals.net/pius05/p5regnans.htm
- "The English College at Douai", http://catholicism.org/the-english-college-at-douay.html
- The Religion Act of 1580, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_Act_1580
- The Little Ease, https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/2102216/little-ease-torture-cell-beneath-the-white-tower
- Waugh, Evelyn (2012) Edmund Campion: Jesuit and Martyr, Penguin Modern Classics.
- Kilroy, Gerard (2016) Edmund Campion: A Scholarly Life, Routledge.
- Graves, M. (2004-09-23). Campion, Edmund [St Edmund Campion] (1540–1581), Jesuit and martyr. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Lingard, John (1840) A History of England, from the First Invasion by the Romans, Volume V, Paris, Baudry’s European Library, Chapter V.
- Madden, Richard Robert (1847) The History of the Penal Laws Enacted Against Roman Catholics: The Operation and Results of that System of Legalized Plunder, Persecution, and Proscription…., Thomas Richardson and Son.
- Simpson, Richard (2013) Edmund Campion: A Definitive Biography, TAN Books.
- "Three Priests at Tyburn and the "Rome and Rheims Plot", Stephanie A Mann, http://supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com.es/2016/05/three-priests-at-tyburn-and-rome-and.html
- Blessed John Shert, http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/saints-and-martyrs/blessed-john-shert