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This is the Land of the Saints
Joseph Pearce delivers one-volume masterpiece of saints and martyrs of England

Carmel Communications
April 27, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- While those fighting for religious freedom today in the United States aren't (literally) losing their heads over their fidelity to the Catholic faith, readers may certainly draw a parallel — and incredible inspiration — from the those martyrs who did pay the ultimate price over the centuries in England. Their stories are told in the new book, FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: A HISTORY OF TRUE ENGLAND (Ignatius Press), by Joseph Pearce, who is no stranger to the tales of the faithful in England, having authored biographies of Oscar Wilde, J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

The Catholic Church has been a part of English history since the arrival of Christian missionaries to Roman Britain in the first century AD through many people, including Joseph of Arimathea, according to some legends. England was evangelized in these early centuries to such an extent that, by the time the Romans withdrew in the fifth century, the Celtic population was largely Catholic. The Marian apparition of Our Lady of Walsingham solidified the country's tie to the faith and the early Church grew under holy kings.

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS tells the tale of how the Catholic heart was ripped from the people of England against their will and in spite of their heroic resistance to the reign of the tyrannical Tudors. England was once again a land of saints, though it was now a land of martyrs, Catholic priests and laity being put to death for practicing the faith.

Pearce, author of numerous literary works and editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions series, weaves exciting, faith-filled stories, those that make up the history of England, of Catholics fighting relentlessly against tyranny in FAITH OF OUR FATHERS.

"Highest praise to Joseph Pearce for giving all the English-speaking people a true understanding of who they are by showing them from whence they came," said Christopher Check, president of Catholic Answers. "If there is another book that makes so clear and with so much eloquence the Catholic heart and soul of Shakespeare's 'sceptered isle,' I don't know it."

For more information, to request a media review copy, or to schedule an interview with Joseph Pearce, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

SOURCE Carmel Communications

CONTACT: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com