Edmund Campion: Jesuit and Martyr by Evelyn Waugh
English | August 2nd, 2012 | ISBN: 0141391502, 0141193654 | 256 pages | EPUB | 0.39 MB
In 1581 Edmund Campion, a Jesuit priest working underground in Protestant England, was found guilty of treason and hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Years later he would be beatified. Evelyn Waugh's compelling and elegant narrative is a homage to the man he revered as a poet, scholar, hero and martyr. He tells Campion's story with a novelist's eye for detail, from his success as an Oxford scholar, through his travels around Europe, his doomed secret mission to England and on to his capture and dramatic trial.