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Confessional Mobility and English Catholics in Counter-Reformation Europe

Liesbeth Corens


In the wake of England’s break with Rome and gradual reformation, English Catholics took root outside of the country, in Catholic countries across Europe. Their arrival and the foundation of convents and colleges on the Continent has attracted scholarly attention. However, we need to understand their impact beyond that initial moment of change. Confessional Mobility, therefore, looks at the continued presence of English Catholics abroad and how the English Catholic community was shaped by these cross-Channel connections. This study proposes a new interpretative model of ‘confessional mobility’ ... More

Keywords: Counter-Reformation, exile, migration, English Catholicism, travel, pilgrimage, Grand Tour, memory, mobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812432
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812432.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liesbeth Corens, author
British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Oxford

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