Editors. "Jesuit Robert Southwell is hanged at Tyburn". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Jesuit Robert Southwell is hanged at Tyburn (42 words)
Historical Context Note
Robert Southwell, who had studied at the Jesuit College in Douai, is hanged at Tyburn. Despite Elizabeth I having passed a law that ordered any recently ordained Catholic priest to leave her domains, he had come to England in 1586 as a missionary.15482 Jesuit Robert Southwell is hanged at Tyburn 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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