America’s First Century: Maryland I

Lead: Long after England had taken the road to reform, Roman Catholics loyal to the Crown still found themselves isolated and facing discrimination. Many found a home and freedom of worship in Maryland.

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                Content: Even decades England abandoned Catholicism, many regions, including Ireland and parts of Scotland, and many prominent noble families, Norfolk, Arundel, Northhampton, still adhered to the old faith. One such family, the Calverts, the Lords Baltimore, renewed an ancient attachment to Rome in the 1620s, taking advantage of the rather generous and tolerant attitude of the Stuart monarchs, James I and Charles I. They quietly converted to Catholicism.

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