1st Edition

English Convents in Exile, 1600–1800, Part I



ISBN 9781848932142
Published April 1, 2012 by Routledge
1408 Pages

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Between 1600 and 1800 around 4,000 Catholic women left England for a life of exile in the convents of France, Flanders, Portugal and America. These closed communities offered religious contemplation and safety, but also provided an environment of concentrated female intellectualism. The nuns’ writings from this time form a unique resource.