Daily Archives: July 8, 2011

St. John Southworth (1592-1654)

John Southworth (1592-1654) was the only Catholic priest to be executed under Oliver Cromwell’s Protectorate. The Southworths were a Lancashire family who, notwithstanding persecution and fines, had remained fiercely loyal to the old faith. They were based at Samlesbury, near … Continue reading

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