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Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1007  Wednesday, 10 April 2002

[1]     From:   John Mahon <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 9 Apr 2002 16:34:47 -0400
        Subj:   RE: SHK 13.0996 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism

[2]     From:   Sophie Masson <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 10 Apr 2002 21:04:35 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0996 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism


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From:           John Mahon <
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Date:           Tuesday, 9 Apr 2002 16:34:47 -0400
Subject: 13.0996 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.0996 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism

Thanks to Matthew Baynham for a very interesting contribution to this
thread.  But note that Robert Southwell, St. Robert Southwell as Baynham
notes, has been canonized (beatification is the step before
canonization;  a beatified person is Blessed______ and becomes
Saint_______upon canonization, contingent on verification of a second
miracle attributed to the person's intercession).

Cheers,
John Mahon

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From:           Sophie Masson <
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 Apr 2002 21:04:35 +1000
Subject: 13.0996 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0996 Re: Shakespeare and Catholicism

Yes, the Southwell book is very interesting, evocative and suggestive, I
thought. An extraordinary man--and his links to WS are very intriguing.
The other book I mentioned is also very good--most readable, and again,
intriguing. There is a chilling essay on Topcliffe, and also references
to Munday, amongst others--and as I mentioned, a good essay on
Christopher Blount and some very suggestive links back to Worcestershire
and Warwickshire Catholicism.

Incidentally, a friend of mine, Robert Stove, has just published, in
Australia--actually to be launched next week--(but it will probably
appear elsewhere as well later) a book on the history of secret police
throughout the world and centuries. The first chapter is on Walsingham
and Elizabeth's secret police, including ghastly stuff about Topcliffe
too. Well worth having a look at. It's called The Unsleeping Eye, A
Brief History of Secret Police And Their Victims, by Robert J.Stove,
Duffy and Snellgrove, Sydney Australia (www.duffyandsnellgrove.com.au)
As well as Walsingham, the book includes chapters on Fouche and French
secret police in the Terror and Napoleonic era; Tsaristand Communist
secret police, secret police under the Nazis, and J.Edgar Hoover!

Sophie Masson
Author site: http://www.northnet.com.au/~smasson

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