Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Catholicism 166778


English Catholics

Approximately 14,000 Catholics in England and Wales, numbers were scattered across
the country but there were clusters in London, which alarmed MP's.

Hostility towards Catholicism

Why?

Catholics were seen as a threat to national security (Gunpowder plot, Spanish
Armarda)
There was hostility towards them because of…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
Suspended penal laws and fuelled fears of Charles extending his prerogative
power.

The Test Act 1673

This act imposed oaths to exclude Catholics from public office.
Public office holders had to swear the oaths of supremacy and
allegiance. They also had to make a declaration of
Transubstantiation (< rejection of…

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all resources »