Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain

Walsham, Alexandra
Date published: 
August 2014

This collection, which brings together a selection of Alexandra Walsham’s essays written over the last fifteen years, examines key aspects of the evolution and experience of the Catholic communities of post-Reformation Britain. Rejecting an earlier preoccupation with recusants and martyrs, it highlights the importance of those who conformed with the ecclesiastical establishment and explores the moral and political dilemmas that confronted the clergy and laity. It reassesses the significance of the Counter Reformation as an evangelical enterprise; analyses its communication strategies; and illuminates how Catholic ritual life adapted itself to a climate of repression.