Elizabeth I - Chapter 11, pgs. 490-563 Summary & Analysis

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The government thought that Catholicism would die out in England given enough time but in the mid 1570s, the religion experiences a resurgence. Much of this is due to Dr. William Allen who founded a seminary at Douai in 1568 for Englishmen. The surplus graduates are sent to England as missionaries. Some of them are executed. Another seminary is founded in Rome and the priests, including Jesuits, continue to poor in to England.

Harsh laws are enacted by Parliament to deal with the Catholic threat. In the event of an invasion, they felt the Catholics would support the Pope against the Queen. Campion, sent by Rome, is captured, sent to the Tower and tortured. He is executed for treason with other priests. The following years, eleven more priests are executed. A total of one hundred eighty three Catholics are executed during the...

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