Our Lady’s Dowry tells the Catholic story of England, from the first century to the twentieth. Until the 1500s it is a large story, synonymous with the history of Christianity in England. From the Reformation onward it becomes the story of a persecuted remnant, and how that small community survived persecution and martyrdom to emerge back into the mainstream of English life in the twentieth century. It is not a Catholic history of England, in that it focuses only on religious history rather than focusing on the whole story of English history from a Catholic perspective. It is also not a history of British Catholicism as a whole. For most of the time span of British Christianity, England, Scotland, and to a lesser extent Ireland and Wales, were separate countries. Although there are occasional excursions to other parts of the British Isles, the book focuses specifically on England.
Table of Contents:
The Glastonbury Thorn: St. Joseph of Arimathea
From Britain to Ireland: St.Patrick
Brother Bishops: St. Cedd and St.Chad
The Abbess and the Cowherd: St. Hilda and St. Caedmon
England’s Nazareth: Our Lady of Walsingham
Bishops From Bec: The Church and the Norman Kings
Murder at Canterbury: St.Thomas Becket
From England to Jerusalem: The Crusades
The White Monks: St. Gilbert Harding and St. Aelred of Rievaulx
Quarrel with the Pope: The Church and King John
The Coming of the Friars: Franciscans, Dominicans and St.Simon Stock
Prayers in Stone: Medieval Cathedrals
Mystics and Pilgrims: Dame Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe
England Adrift: Henry VIII and the Break with Rome
Penal Times Begin: Catholics Under Elizabeth I
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