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A Papist in a Protestant Age: The Case of Richard Bennett, 1667-1749
(The Journal of Southern History, 1994-05)
This is a case study of what it meant to be gentry or elite in colonial America, specifically in Maryland. Richard Bennett III (1667-1749) of Queen Anne's County was the richest man in the colony. A Catholic, he was ...
Roman Catholics, Not Papists: Catholic Identity in Maryland, 1689-1776
During the period from 1689 to 1776, Catholics in Maryland found themselves in an odd position. While Maryland had been founded by a Catholic and in part as a refuge for Catholics, during these years they faced varying ...