Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael A. Mullett
    Pages 1-32
  3. Michael A. Mullett
    Pages 70-101
  4. Michael A. Mullett
    Pages 102-137
  5. Michael A. Mullett
    Pages 138-164
  6. Michael A. Mullett
    Pages 165-196
  7. Michael A. Mullett
    Pages 197-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-236

About this book


In this new study, Michael Mullett examines the social, political and religious development of Catholic communities in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland from the Reformation to the arrival of toleration in the nineteenth century. The story is a sequence from active persecution, through unofficial tolerance, to legal recognition. Dr Mullett brings together original research with the new insights of specialist monographs and articles over recent years and provides indispensable information on how Britain's and particularly Ireland's, present religious situation has evolved.
The book also offers a timely updated review of the role religion has played in the emergence of collective identities in Britain and Ireland between 1558-1829. Controversial and shaking some long-held assumptions, the book is strongly argued on the basis of extensive research and a review of the existing literature.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LancasterUK

About the authors

MICHAEL MULLETT is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Lancaster.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Catholics in Britain and Ireland, 1558–1829
  • Authors Michael Mullett
  • Series Title Social History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-59018-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-59019-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26915-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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