Compare & Contrast Everyman by Philip Roth

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1495: Henry VII is king of England. Catholicism is still the religion of the country and will remain so for the next thirty years.

Today: Because of a bloody history of oppression and suppression, anti-Catholic feelings in Great Britain have remained high since the mid-sixteenth century when Mary I had Protestants burned at the stake.

1495: The Black Death (also known as the Plague), continues to claim lives. The death toll has decreased from the fourteenth century, when one-third of Europe's population died from the disease. Still, thousands will die from the Plague over the next few years.

Today: The Plague is almost non-existent in England, although it still exists in some areas of the world. Even the American Southwest records deaths from the disease each year.

1495: The Spanish Inquisition continues to persecute all "heretics" (those who disagree with Catholic doctrine) with religious zeal. Many are put to death...

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