On Saturday 22 June 2019, Fr. Paul Zielinski was joined at Pauline Books & Media, next to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Newcastle, by Bishop Robert Byrne for the launch of his book, ‘John Ingram, Priest and Martyr 1565 – 1594’.

The book provides the background to the tempest of the Protestant Reformation in England and its impact on the spiritual, social and cultural dimensions of society, including on Tyneside, in order to situate the coming into the country of the seminary priests like John Ingram, who had trained abroad and who had to live hunted lives in Elizabethan England, which had become a police state with an elaborate spy–network.

The book encourages the general reader to delve more deeply into the findings of Professor Eamon Duffy and Clare Asquith, who argue for a more multi-dimensional reading of this period in English history. Some of John Ingram’s letters and epigrams are included in the book, as well as a photocopy of his student entry and his signature in the Liber Ruba of the English College in Rome, courtesy of Professor Maurice Whitehead, the Schwarzenbach Research Fellow, acting as Archivist in the Archivum Venerabilis Collegii Anglorum de Urbe, Rome.

Anyone interested in acquiring a copy of the book, they are available at a cost of £5.99 + £2.50 postage and packing. Cheques should be made payable to Paul Zielinski.

Please send all requests to: Fr. Paul Zielinksi, St. Augustine’s Presbytery, Wealcroft, Gateshead NE10 8QS.