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The Jesuits and the Monarchy: Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France (1590–1615)

As popular television and film insists on reminding us, Jesuits were infamous in the early-modern period for plotting the deaths of monarchs. Shekhar Kapur’s portrayal of Edmund Campion in Elizabeth (1998), cloaked and dagger in hand, is a case in point. Eric Nelson’s book The Jesuits and the Monarchy will do much to dispel thisContinue reading “The Jesuits and the Monarchy: Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France (1590–1615)”