Wednesday, April 05, 2006

St. Edmund Campion By Harold C. Gardiner

St. Edmund Campion was on his way to being quite high in the Queen Elizabeth's favor when he decided to become a Catholic. He fled from England became a Jesuit and after several years returned to England. Before long he was arrested by the Queen's men, imprisoned, tortured and finally executed.

One thing I learned in this book was that William Shakespeare's father was a fallen away Catholic until he was brought back by a close friend of Fr. Campion. William Shakespeare, aside from being one of the most famous writers of all time was a catholic just like his father.

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