God's Traitors: Terror And Faith In Elizabethan England by Jessie ChildsGod's Traitors: Terror And Faith In Elizabethan England by Jessie Childs

God's Traitors: Terror And Faith In Elizabethan England

byJessie Childs

Paperback | April 17, 2015

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A true story of plots, priest-holes and persecution and one family's battle to save Catholicism in Reformation England.
     The Catholics of Elizabethan England did not witness a golden age. Their Mass was banned, their priests were outlawed, their faith was criminalised. In an age of assassination and Armada, those Catholics who clung to their faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. In this superb history, award-winning author Jessie Childs explores the Catholic predicament in Elizabethan England through the eyes of one remarkable family: the Vauxes of Harrowden Hall. 
   God's Traitors is a tale of dawn raids and daring escapes, stately homes and torture chambers, ciphers, secrets and lies. From clandestine chapels and side-street inns to exile communities and the corridors of power, it exposes the tensions and insecurities masked by the cult of Gloriana. Above all, it is a timely story of courage and frailty, repression and reaction and the terrible consequences when religion and politics collide.
JESSIE CHILDS is an award-winning author. Born in 1976, she took a history first from Oxford and won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography with her debut Henry VIII's Last Victim. She has written and reviewed for various publications and lives in London with her husband and two daughters.
Title:God's Traitors: Terror And Faith In Elizabethan EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.72 × 5.03 × 1.13 inPublished:April 17, 2015Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784700053

ISBN - 13:9781784700058

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   • "Vivid but measured...never has the actual experience of the recusants been rendered with such a wealth of searing detail...richly packed, absorbing... It is a parade of extraordinary characters and a banquet of Elizabethan and Jacobean prose." --Simon Callow, Guardian (Book of the Week)    • "God's Traitors, with its crisp prose and punctilious scholarship, brilliantly recreates a world of heroism and holiness in Tudor England... It is little short of a triumph." --Ian Thomson, Financial Times