Friday, November 16, 2012

This is beautiful

When people saw this painting the artist was accused of having Catholic sympathies which shows you how tough it must have been to be a Catholic in England in the 1850s.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Although nowhere near as tough as it had been in the 16th century when the persecution of Catholics in England created such martyrs as St Thomas More, St Edmund Campion, St John Fisher and St Margaret Clitherow. At least by 1850, the Catholic Emancipation Act had been passed.

Have you read The Stripping of the Altars by Eamon Duffy? It speaks of the wanton destruction of the English Church in the 16th century. My heart feels heavy every time I think of the tragedy of English Catholicism.

The painting is beautiful by the way.