English Catholics and the Supernatural, 1553–1829

Author(s): 
Young, Francis
ISBN: 
9781409455653
Date published: 
February 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

In spite of an upsurge in interest in the social history of the Catholic community and an ever-growing body of literature on early modern 'superstition' and popular religion, the English Catholic community's response to the invisible world of the preternatural and supernatural has remained largely neglected. Addressing this oversight, this book explores Catholic responses to the supernatural world, setting the English Catholic community in the contexts of the wider Counter-Reformation and the confessional culture of early modern England.