Henry VIIIs break from Rome in 1534 signaled the beginning of 3 centuries of turmoil for Catholics in England. They suffered periods of intense persecution until the Catholic Emancipation Act in 1829. Nowhere is Catholic history brought more vividly to life than in the homes of the landed Catholic gentry. These houses tell tales of the conspiracy, rebellion & martyrdom of families whose descendants, in many cases, inhabit them to this day. The buildings are some of the most beautiful & architecturally inspiring in England; describes 20 of the most important of these. With stunning new color photos, this book is both an armchair delight & an indispensable guide.
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