Jesuit Robert Southwell is hanged at Tyburn (42 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error


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.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Editors. "Jesuit Robert Southwell is hanged at Tyburn". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[, accessed 21 January 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.