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John Gerard: The Autobiography of an Elizabethan

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The gripping true story of an Elizabethan hunted priest. John
Gerard was a Lancashire man, educated at Oxford and ordained in Rome. After
a ministry in East Anglia he was arrested and tortured in the Tower of
London but, miraculously, escaped and continued working as a priest for the
next eight years, even gaining access to the courts of Elizabeth I and
James I. After the Gunpowder Plot, however, he fled to the continent where
he wrote this autobiography, which transports the reader into a world of
priest-holes, secret Masses and high intrigue. He died in Rome in 1637
without ever seeing England again. This new edition of Philip Caraman's
translation includes many fascinating new and previously unpublished images
and photographs, and an introduction by the recusant historian Michael
Hodgetts. "As an adventure story", wrote historian S T Bindoff , "it ranks
with the best of our own or any other age."

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