The notorious Tyburn tree, London, where many noble Catholic martyrs met their death; the executions usually including incomplete hanging, disembowelling, emasculation, having their heart cut out while alive, beheading and quartering
INTRODUCTORY / OVERVIEW
CATHOLIC MARTYRS OF THE ENGLISH "REFORMATION" (SO-CALLED)
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (ON THE CONTINENT) FOR HAVING DIFFERENT BELIEFS
PLUNDERING AND THEFT OF CATHOLIC CHURCH PROPERTIES
OPPOSITION TO CO-EXISTENCE WITH CATHOLICS AND THE MASS ("ANTI-ECUMENISM")
ICONOCLASM (DESTRUCTION OF ART AS "IDOLATRY")
GERMAN PEASANTS' REVOLT (1525-1526)
Unfortunately, the religious "scandal score" needs to be evened up now and then, and the lesser-known "skeletons in the closet" need to be rescued from obscurity, surveyed, and exposed. I take no pleasure in "dredging up" these unsavory occurrences, but it is necessary for honest, fair historical appraisal. This does not mean that I have forsaken ecumenism, or that I wish to bash Protestants, or that I deny corresponding Catholic shortcomings.
Historical facts are what they are, and most Protestants (and Catholics) are unaware of the following historical events and beliefs (while, on the other hand, one always hears about the embarrassing and scandalous Catholic stuff -- and not often very accurately or fairly at that).