Robert Parsons

Theresa May
Theresa May delivered her first speech to a Conservative Party Conference as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the beginning of this month. Joe Egerton argues that her message should be seen in the context of a centuries-long struggle to bring justice to those who are neither rich nor powerful, a struggle in which the sixteenth century Jesuit Robert Parsons played a leading role. Theresa May’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham[1] can be seen as...
From ‘Portrait of Queen Elisabeth I’ by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
At the juncture at which we leave Hilary Mantel’s tale as Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies conclude, there has been a rupture in the relationship between England and Rome. But this was by no means the end of the story. Daniel Kearney takes us forward to the reign of Elizabeth I and explores the how the early Jesuits tried to preserve Catholicism in Tudor England. The expense is reckoned, the enterprise is begun; it is of God, it cannot be withstood.  So the faith was planted:...