I suppose Historical Fiction from a Catholic perspective is apt to be edgy just in concept. We are giving Treason: A Catholic Novel Of Elizabethan England an Edgy rating and a Catholic Rating.
The thing about winning a war is you get to write the history, and since the Tudor's won, and the Church of England is still the Church of England, the Protestants get to write the history, and pretty much ignore the persecution of Catholics in jolly old Elizabethan times.
An Edgy Catholic contemporary favorite, Dena Hunt, takes up the view of the times from the perspective of the persecuted and their sometimes reluctant persecutors in this work of historical fiction.
We might compare it a bit with Graham Greene's The Power And The Glory, set in Mexico, in a more recent period of persecution for Catholics. As with Dena Hunt's other novel, The Lion's Heart, we give her credit for taking up a subject not many have wished to take, and tell a story from a perspective many would rather not hear. This time, it's the side of history most people don't want to think about.
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