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William Allen

(1532—1594) cardinal

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Douai

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

NE France. Formerly part of the Spanish Netherlands, it was the seat of a university founded by Philip II in 1562, and it came to house several colleges set up for the benefit of RC...

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Edmund Campion

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(1540–81),

Jesuit priest and martyr. Campion was the son of a London bookseller, was educated at Christ's Hospital, and won a scholarship to St John's College, Oxford, where he...

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George Blackwell

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(1547–1612),

RC archpriest. He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, where he was elected to a fellowship in 1566, which he subsequently gave up through his RC sympathies. In...

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Jesuit

Overview page. Subjects: History.

A member of the Society of Jesus, which was formed in Paris in 1534 by Ignatius Loyola as a body of scholars and missionaries dedicated to the aims of the Counter-Reformation.

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