Elizabeth I

Amid celebrations of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, we should remember the mass persecutions of 16thC England

Sixteenth-century England did have links with the Ottoman Empire. But let’s not overstate their importance

Review: Edmund Campion by Gerard Kilroy, Ashgate, £80

A reliquary found in Jamestown, Virginia, gives a Catholic foundation to a country so often thought of as Protestant

Mary was a popular queen from whom Elizabeth I learned much

Assigning powerful women masculine qualities to negate their femininity was commonplace in the Tudor period

The Church only ever uses the penalty as a last resort – a shock tactic to bring people back to God

Visitors from the 1550s would be baffled by the way Henry VIII’s eldest child is portrayed today

Catholic historian criticises banned advert that shows Mary Tudor turning into a zombie