Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Incomparable: Fr. William Weston, S.J.

This manuscript is a fair copy of the examinations of ten priests imprisoned in London, including the Jesuit William Weston. Weston, who was being held in the Clink Prison, was an Oxford friend of Edmund Campion, in whose honor he took one of his aliases. He was an influential figure in the Catholic mission, converting the Earl of Arundel and performing several dramatic exorcisms of devils, polemic accounts of which may later have influenced Shakespeare's King Lear.

Read the transcripts of the trial of Fr. William Weston, S.J. (here)

A 1710 engraving of the London Bridge and surrounding area which includes the Clink Prison which held Fr. Weston.

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