English Polemics at the Spanish Court: Joseph Creswell's Letter to the Ambassador from England

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In 1606 when the Spanish court learned about the recent Draconian laws against the Catholics in England in the aftermath of the notorious Gunpowder Plot, Joseph Creswell, a well-known Jesuit living in Madrid, wrote a public letter to Sir Charles Cornwallis, the ambassador of James I. His carefully reasoned tract argued that violence against the religious consciences of Englishmen and women had no justification in light of the peace treaty signed by Catholic Spain and Protestant England. To rally support among influential ...

English Polemics at the Spanish Court: Joseph Creswell's Letter to the Ambassador from England 1993, Fordham University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780823214464

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