The Nineteenth Century saw a great change in the Catholic Church's fortune in the United Kingdom. At the start of the century it still suffered severe legal handicaps, while by the end it was fully tolerated. In that time it saw Catholic Emancipation (1829), the re-establishment of the English Hierarchy (1851) and a growth in intellectual credibility known popularly as the "second spring".

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Catholic Emancipation
An article by Marjie Bloy on Victorian Web.
Catholic Emancipation
An article by Anthony S. Wohl on Victorian Web.
Gladstone: The Vatican Decrees, 1874
Extracts from a fiercely critical pamphlet on claims of Papal Infallibility resulting from the First Vatican Council.
Papal Infallibility
An article on British reaction to this doctrine.
Speech against the Maynooth Grant by John Plumptre, MP
This speech sums up the main arguments against this early nineteenth century grant to a Catholic seminary.
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