After the Pope refused Henry VIII a divorce, Henry started a personal vendetta against the Roman Catholic Church and its members. This persecution of those of Catholic faith lasted until Elizabeth I. During her reign, religion was not an issue. When James I became king, advisers promptly convinced him to begin again the persecution of Catholics. Guy Fawkes was involved in a plot that was intent on placing the daughter of James I on the throne of England in the hopes that the persecution would stop. This was a fight for the right of religious freedom.
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In Print This Week:
Jul 21, 2016
vol XXVII issue 29
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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