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NOTE IV; referred to in p. 306.


A Summary View of the English Religious Establishments on the Continent, under the Heads of the different Orders to which they belonged.

I.-Secular Clergy.

1. The English college of secular clergy at Douay, established anno 1568; removed to Rheims from 1578 to 1593, when it returned back to Douay.

2. The English college at Rome for the education of secular clergy, established in 1578.

3. A seminary at Valladolid in Spain, established for the same purpose about 1580.

4. College at Rome, about 1578. 5. A seminary at Seville, ditto.

6. A seminary at Madrid, ditto.

7. The English seminary at Paris, founded about the year 1600.

8. The English college at Lisbon, founded 1622.

9. A school for boys of the lower classes at Esquerchin near Douay, about 1750.

10. The jesuits college at St. Omer's came into the hands of the secular clergy in 1764.


1. The college at St. Omer's, founded in 1594, removed to Bruges 1764, suppressed 1773.

2. The noviciate at Watten, near St. Omer's, 1611; removed to Ghent 1765.

3. The college at Liege, established in 1616; turned into an academy for youth 1773

4. The professed house of jesuits at Ghent, 1662 suppressed 1773.


Besides these, the jesuits had the direction of the Roman college, and of the three seminaries in Spain; they had also houses of missionaries in Maryland. Jesuitesses established at St. Omer's 1608; removed to Liege 1629, and soon after to Munich.

III. Benedictines; Men.

1. The abbey of Lamspring, in the bishopric of Hildesheim, four leagues south of the city of that name. 2. The priory at Douay, given them by the abbey of St. Vaast in 1604.

3. The priory of Dieulwart in Lorraine, 1606.

4. The priory of St. Malo's, 1611; removed to Paris 1642.

5. Schools for youth at La Celle in Brie, dependent upon the priory at Paris.


1. Abbey at Brussels, established in the year 1598. 2. Abbey at Cambray, in 1623.

3. Abbey at Ghent, 1624.

4. Abbey at Paris, 1651.
5. Abbey at Pontoise, 1652.
6. Abbey at Dunkirk, 1662.

7. Abbey at Ypres, a filiation from that of Ghent in. 1665; given over to Irish nuns, part whereof went to Dublin in 1685 or 1686; the rest remained at Ypres till 1794.

IV.-Carthusian Monks.

The monastery of Shene, near Richmond in Surry, founded by king Henry the fifth in 1416; retired to Bruges in 1559; next to Louvaine in 1578; then to Mechlin in 1591; and finally settled at Nieuport in Flanders 1626, till their suppression in 1783.

V.-Bridgettine Nuns.

They were founded at Sion, in Middlesex; and in 1559 left England, and afterwards retired to Lisbon, where they still remain.

VI. Women of the Order of St. Augustine.

1. A priory of canonesses of St. Augustine, established at Louvaine in the year 1609.

2. A priory of the same at Bruges in 1629.

3. Another at Paris in 1633.

4. A convent of canonesses of the holy sepulchre at Liege.

VII.-Dominican Friars.

1. A convent of Dominicans at Bornheim on the Scheldt, between Ghent and Antwerp, 1658.

2. A college of Dominicans in Louvaine, dependent on the convent of Bornheim.


3. A convent of Dominican nuns at Brussels, established in 1690.

VIII.-Franciscan Friars.

1. A convent of English Recollects, founded in Douay 1617.

Women of the Order of St. Francis.

1. A convent of poor Clares at Gravelines, 1603. 2. A convent of the same, called Colletines, at Rouen, 1648.

3. A convent of poor Clares at Dunkirk, 1652. 4. A convent of Conceptionists, in Paris, 1658. 5. A convent of nuns of the third order of St. Francis, at Bruges, 1658.

6. A convent of poor Clares, at Aire, in Artois, 1660.

IX.-Carmelites, or Teresians; Men.

A convent established at Tongres, about the year



1. A convent of Teresian nuns at Antwerp.

2. Another at Lier in Brabant.

3. Another at Hoogstraete, in the north of Brabant.

NOTE V; referred to in p. 426.

The Publication, by the authority of Government, of the Six Questions on the Pope's Deposing Power; and the Answers of the Twelve Priests to them.

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"A particular Declaration or Testimony, of the undu“tifull and traiterous affection borne against her Majestie by Edmond Campion, jesuite, and other condemned priestes, witnessed by their owne confessions: in reproofe "of those slanderous bookes and libels delivered out to the "contrary by such as are malitiously affected towards her Majestie and the State.


"Published by authoritie. Imprinted at London by "Christopher Barker, printer to the Queen's most excellent “Majestie, An. Do. 1582. Motto, Peter ii. 13. "Submit, &c."

[On the back of this page the arms of the queen are engraved :-On the opposite page the following address begins :]

"To all her Majestie's good and faithfull "subjects.

"ALTHOUGH the course of proceeding in the late "inditement, arraignement, tryall, judgement, and exe

* In a manuscript letter (a copy of which is now before the writer) from cardinal Allen to Agazarius, rector of the English college at Rome, the cardinal requests him to have this document translated

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"cution of Edmond Campion and others, being as well upon sundrie of their writings, letters, and confessions, "as also upon other good and manifest proves, found "guilty of high treason, was such, as ought in trueth "and reason to satisfie all indifferent persons and well"affected subjectes, to whome her majestie's merciful "and gratious inclinations towards offenders is so "well knowen; yet hath it bene found that some dis"loyall and unnaturall subjects have untruely spread "abroad sundry rumours and reportes, and have pub"lished divers slanderous pamphlets and seditious "libels, as well in this realme, as in foraine partes, in "sundry strange languages, in excuse and justification "of the said traytours so justly executed, with purpose "to defame her majestie's honourable course of justice, "so much as lieth in them, setting out those con"demned persons as men of singular vertue and holi66 ness, and as her highnesse's true, loyal, devote, and "obedient subjects, and in no wise spotted with any "staine of ill-disposed affection towards her majestie, "being not otherwise to be charged, then with certaine

points of religion that concerneth only matters of con"( science, that were no way prejudicial to her majestie's "state and government, with divers like untruthes, "which are ment shall bee hereafter answered more at "large, whereby both the malice of the writers may "be made knowen to the worlde, and her majestie's "most mercifull and gratious government may bee pre"served from the malice of such unnaturall and undu"tifull subjects. In the mean time, notwithstanding

into the Italian language," that the world might clearly see the causes ❝of the persecution of the English catholics, and how much, in the "cause of religion, they had gained over their adversaries, as these "openly professed that the catholics suffered death, not for faith, "but the bull of Pius the fifth, and other writings."-An important observation; the reader will immediately perceive its bearings.

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