The She-Apostle

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Born into a Spanish noble family, Luisa de Carvajal (1566-1614) was secretly brought into England by Jesuits in 1605. Despite her ignorance of the language she became a prominent member of London's underground Catholic community, sheltering priests, importing banned books and helping Catholics flee abroad. This biography is based on writings by Luisa and by people who worked with her; as well as weighty religious matters it includes her complaints about the poor-quality food and the cost of London living.

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The She-Apostle

The She-Apostle

The Extraordinary Life and Death of Luisa de Carvajal

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9780199533534     Product Code: 279365

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Born into a Spanish noble family, Luisa de Carvajal (1566-1614) was secretly brought into England by Jesuits in 1605. Despite her ignorance of the language she became a prominent member of London's underground Catholic community, sheltering priests, importing banned books and helping Catholics flee abroad. This biography is based on writings by Luisa and by people who worked with her; as well as weighty religious matters it includes her complaints about the poor-quality food and the cost of London living.

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