Was Shakespeare Catholic? A Book Round Up
The question of Shakespeare’s Catholic faith was put in the spotlight not too long ago with a pretty cool television series called Will.
The program wasn’t the very best, but one thing it did right was to use Shakespeare’s Catholic faith as a motivating plot line.
The reason Shakespeare’s Catholicism is such an intriguing question is because of his context and time period. England during the reign of Elizabeth I and King James I was a Protestant police state. For a priest to say Mass was a capital offense. You had to attend the state church. Attendance was taken and fines and deprivation