The Life of a Conspirator

Being a Biography of Sir Everard Digby by One of His Descendants

Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 101,098 / 322 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.8
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 2,966
Added to site: 2013.07.19
mnybks.net#: 31520
Genre: History
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e may have meant his forefathers rather than his own father and mother. This seems the more likely because, after his father's death, when he was eleven years old, Sir Everard was brought up a Protestant. In those times wards were often, if not usually, educated as Protestants, even if their fathers had been Catholics; but if Sir Everard's mother had been remarkable for her "piety" as a Catholic, and one of the "noted and known Catholics" in her county, we might expect to find some record of her having endeavoured to induce her son to return to the faith of his father, as she lived until after his death. The article in the Biographia states that Sir Everard was "educated with great care, but under the tuition of some Popish priests": Father Gerard, on the contrary, says that he "was not brought up Catholicly in his youth, but at the University by his guardians, as other young gentlemen used to be"; and in his own Life,[7] he speaks of him as a Protestant after his marriage. Lingard also says

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