‘God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England’ by Jessie Childs has been picked as a History Read of the Year in both the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph.
You can read the Daily Telegraph’s review here:
From the Sunday Times Culture:
‘For those families who had remained loyal to their Catholic faith, Elizabethan England could be a terrifying world of suspicion and persecution. And although Childs’s book scrupulously avoids taking sides, she brings her subject alive through the story of one family; the Vauxes of Harrowden Hall, whole religion made them deeply suspect in a country haunted by fears of Catholic terrorism. The result is a splendidly evocative portrait, not just of a family, but of an anxious, even paranoid age.’
Sunday Times Culture, p.39.
30 November 2014