Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: | 10 of 39 |

(469 words)

[German Version]

I. Roman Catholic Archbishopric

Following the Reformation in England, Roman Catholics labored under numerous constitutional and social disadvantages. Emancipation finally took place in 1829, despite considerable lingering anti-Catholic sentiment. Since the 1680s, four bishops, serving as vicars apostolic (Vicar apostolic), supervised Catholic interests in England; in 1840 four more were added. Various factors, most especially Irish immigration, the rise of t…

Cite this page
Carter, Grayson and Ehrenschwendtner, Marie-Luise, “Westminster”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲