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Campion (Edmund)

  • 1540–1581
  • feast-day: 1 December
English Jesuit priest and martyr, son of a London-based bookseller; one-time tutor to Richard Stanihurst in Ireland and author of Two bokes of the histories of Ireland (1571). Because his preaching activities in various parts of England were deemed dangerous and political by Anglican authorities, he was arrested on the charge of high treason and finally, hanged, drawn and quartered.
Campion, Edmund, “The history of Ireland”, in: Ware, James (ed.), The historie of Ireland: collected by three learned authors, viz. Meredith Hanmer ..., Edmund Campion ... and Edmund Spenser, Dublin: Societie of Stationers, 1633.


See also: Richard StanihurstStanihurst (Richard)
(1547–1618)
Anglo-Irish author of a number of (Neo-)Latin works, including De rebus in Hibernia gestis.
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Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
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