Priest–penitent Privilege in England From The Reformation To The Nineteenth Century

Priest–penitent Privilege In England From The Reformation To The Nineteenth Century

The doctrine of priest–penitent privilege does not apply in the UK. Before the Reformation, England was a Roman Catholic country and the Seal of the Confessional had great authority in the English courts. However, the Reformation was followed by a period of, often fierce, persecution of Catholics.

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