April 30, 1996

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Scholars ponder whether Shakespeare was Roman Catholic (RNS)-British scholars are discussing the possibility that William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a”church-papist,”one who outwardly conformed to the established Protestant Church of England while secretly harboring Roman Catholic beliefs. Shakespeare wrote at the height of the Elizabethan era, named after Queen Elizabeth I, when […]

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