Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion Social Studies Visual Arts

In 1581, a Jesuit priest named Edmund Campion was working hard, in England, to stir-up rebellion by English Catholics.  At the time, Queen Elizabeth I was the reigning monarch.

When she learned about Campion's efforts, Elizabeth had him imprisoned (initially), then executed.  King Philip II, of Spain, dispatched a high-level messenger to discuss the situation with the Queen.  

Bernardino de Mendoza warned Elizabeth, on Philip's behalf, not to continue with such activities or she would risk war with Spain.  Unimpressed, the Queen reminded the messenger where he was (and who ruled England).

This image depicts a drawing of Edmund Campion (who is considered a saint by some people).

Media Credits

Image online, courtesy the Parrish of Blessed John Henry Newman website.


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