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  • God's Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England | Jessie Childs

    God's Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jessie Childs
    • Narrated By James Adams
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    For many Catholics, the Elizabethan "Golden Age" was an alien concept. Following the criminalization of their religion by Elizabeth I, nearly 200 Catholics were executed, and many more wasted away in prison during her reign. Torture was used more than at any other time in England's history. While some bowed to the pressure of the government and new church, publicly conforming to acts of Protestant worship, others did not - and quickly found themselves living in a state of siege.

    Charles says: "Well-researched, well-written"
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