Religion


Ambrose Barlow

English Benedictine monk who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.

Barque of St Peter

Ancient Christian symbol for the Church.

Convent of Poor Clares, Gravelines

Convent in the Spanish Netherlands (now in northern France), founded in 1607 by Mary Ward, a community of English nuns of the Order of St Clare. Commonly called the Poor Clares.

George Marsh

Protestant priest who became a martyr, after his execution in 1555 as a result of the Marian Persecutions during the reign of Queen Mary I.

National schools

Schools set up by Anglican clergy and their local supporters, initially run by single teachers using the monitorial system.

Number of the beast

Hideous beast whose number is 666, introduced in the Book of Revelation, which many have seen as a description of the end of the world.