Jesuit Robert Southwell is hanged at Tyburn (42 words)

Historical Context Note

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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.

Editors. "Jesuit Robert Southwell is hanged at Tyburn". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[, accessed 25 April 2017.]

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