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The Edmund Campion You Didn’t Know

Edmund Campion: A Scholarly Life by Gerard Kilroy Ashgate, 2015, 458 pages, £80 ____________________________   It is a keen pleasure to be able to recommend a book unreservedly and to admit to finding myself awash with new information about Edmund Campion, whose life and times I imagined I knew quite well. It is also stimulating to weigh up new perspectives on the religiously and politically driven events that shaped Campion’s triumphs and brought him to the gallows. But what impresses me most about this book, perhaps frivolously, is the way in which Gerard Kilroy brings vibrantly alive the disparate cultures…

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