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recusant

1. (in 16th to 18th century England) a Roman Catholic who did not attend the services of the Church of England, as was required by law
2. (formerly, of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
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Egton was an area known for its significant numbers of Catholics, and the Simpson family appears to have belonged to this recusant community (Aveling 102).
Chapters discuss the "gendering" of god in the poetry of Richard Crashaw, representation and embodiment in John Donne's "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions", representation of the recusant soul in the works of Robert Southwell, and concepts of body, word, and self as written by Thomas Traherne.
In the spring of 1581, Campion was in Lancashire, writing a defence of the Catholic position called Ten Reasons while scurrying from one recusant house to another to confound the government spies and informers.
To slow down (way down--these are seriously curvy byways) and enjoy the place's recusant spirit is a delight and a surprise.
There is some wishful thinking about Julian's possible connections with Cardinal Adam Easton, and rather a lot of speculation about movement of manuscripts among the English recusant communities.
In the 17th century, Sidney Sussex B 2 14 found its way into the hands of a recusant family.
McMann "The Known Style of a Dedication Is Flattery: Anthony Browne, Second Viscount Montague and his Sussex Flatterers," Recusant History 19, no.
These various contentions were sufficient to persuade the seven recusant Republicans to join all 12 Democrats in finding the president not guilty.
In the programme, the Tallis Scholars will perform the Vigilate which was published by Byrd in Cantiones Sacrae of 1589, a retrospective collection of Latin motets which was destined primarily for the recusant English Catholic community to which Byrd belonged.
The concluding volume, Interpretations, contains reprints of important recent essays originally published in journals that many scholars might miss for one reason or another, including Recusant History, The Journal of the Society for the Study of Welsh Labour History, and Northern History.
Recusant ces accusations, Fawzi Barhoum, porte-parole du , a estime que le rapport [beaucoup moins que] est dirige contre la resistance palestinienne [beaucoup plus grand que].