Name: Robert Parsons; "A Conference..."

Date:  1500 - 1799

Location:  Europe

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Robert Parsons(1546-1610)

Confronting Bodies: Parliament

Date of Action: 1594

Specific Location: England

Description of Artwork: "A Conference about the Next Succession to the Crown of England": The intention of the book was to support the title of the Infanta against that of James I, after the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Description of Incident: 1603 London, England: The authors, Parson the Jesuit, Cardinal Allen and Sir Francis Englefield. The book was rigorously suppressed by Parliament, which enacted that "whosoever should be found to have it in their house should be guilty of high treason."

Results of Incident: 1603 England-London: The printer is said to have been hanged, drawn, and quartered.

Source: Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978.

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