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The crimes and punishments of Margaret Clitherow

In this video, Dr Rachel Delman investigates Margaret Clitherow’s religious crimes against the state and how she was punished.

Margaret Clitherow refused to conform to the Protestant religious settlement and, over a period of years, received a range of punishments.

Dr Rachel Delman highlights the ways in which Margaret Clitherow defied the authorities and how they punished her.

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  • How did the Protestant authorities try to manage those people who did not conform to the established religion?
  • What do Margaret Clitherow’s actions suggest about her commitment to the Catholic faith?

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