Protestant versus Catholic in Mid-Victorian England: Mr. Newdegate and the nuns
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This book explores the conflict between Protestants and Catholics in the period from 1850 to 1874, focusing on Parliament Member Charles Newdigate Newdegate and his crusade against male and female Catholic religious orders.
Table of Contents
The making of a Tory stalwart -- Newdegate in the age of equipoise -- The militant minority -- Raising the convent issue -- Defending the ramparts -- Upholding Mr. Murphy -- Mr. Newdegate tastes victory -- Papists, protestants, and Mr. Gladstone -- The committee investigates -- The protestant crusader -- Three prime ministers lend a hand -- Old soldiers fade away -- Victorian anti-Catholicism : a reappraisal.