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SEDERI Yearbook 2015, 25

Author: Victor Houliston

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SEDERI Yearbook ISSN: 1135-7789 sederiyearbook@yahoo.es Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies España Houliston, Victor Filling in the blanks: Catholic hopes for the English succession SEDERI Yearbook, núm.
25, 2015, pp.
77-104 Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies Valladolid, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=333543052005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Filling in the blanks: Catholic hopes for the English succession Victor Houliston Universitlj of the Witwatersrand Johnnnesburg, SOllth Afriea ABSTRAeT English Catholics, both at horne and abroad, were faced with difficult choices as the question of the succession became increasingly acute in the last decade of Elizabeths reign.
In an attempt to analyse the complexity of Catholic expectations and manoeuvres, this article examines the actions and writings of three prominent figures: the courtier-poet and recent convert Henry Constable, the Jesuit leader Robert Persons, and the ¡ayman Sir Thomas Tresham.
Their relations with King James VI of Scotland illustrate the precariousness of his position, and their interactions during this period of shifting allegiances call into question sorne received assumptions about the divisions within the English Catholic community.
Close attention to their writing also reveals the significance of an appeal to a chivalric code of honour in these politico-religious negotiations. KEYWüRDS: English succession; recusancy; Jesuits; chivalry; Henry Constable; Robert Persons; Sir Thomas Tresham; James VI and I; Philippe du Plessis-Mornay. 1 One of the ll10st melnorable Catholic interventions in the late Elizabethan succession crisis, and one which we may rega...





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