The Diamond of England: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Edmund Campion   By Avellina Balestri

The Diamond of England: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Edmund Campion By Avellina Balestri

Edmund Campion was born on January 24, 1540, the son of a London book-seller on Paternoster Row near St. Paul’s Cathedral. Perhaps it was partly due to being reared among books that young Edmund was instilled with a love of learning early on. He become a star pupil at Christ Hospital School, at age 13, when the Catholic Queen Mary I came to make a visit to the city in August of 1553, he was chosen to deliver an welcome address to her. He went on to win a scholarship to St. John’s College in Oxford, becoming a junior fellow by 1557. Continue reading The Diamond of England: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Edmund Campion By Avellina Balestri