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A sad reminder of the art lost in the years after the Reformation

from:http://www.catholicherald.co.uk A new exhibition at Tate Britain highlights the scale of destruction to artworks in the Tudor period – a staggering amount of books and music were also destroyed By Leanda de Lisle ‘We think of Henry VIII and the … Continue reading

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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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