Campion's Bragge

A copy of a famous document written by the Jesuit martyr, St Edmund Campion SJ, has gone on display at Stonor Park, the house in south Oxfordshire where it was secretly produced more than 400 years ago.  The copy of his Decem Rationes (Ten Reasons) is believed to be one of just five in the world. The Jesuits in Britain also have copies in their Archives but they are not as old: they date from 1584 and 1631. The Stonor copy, which has been loaned by the Diocese of Portsmouth, dates from...
Edmund Campion SJ
Edmund Campion, born in London in 1540, was soon recognised as one of the most talented scholars of his generation.  He was a master of Latin and Greek literature and philosophy, and distinguished himself for his oratory while at Oxford.  After speaking before Queen Elizabeth, he won the patronage of Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the Queen’s favourite.Truly, my ingenious young man, you are much beholden to the Queen’s Majesty.   I have been commanded by her to ask...