Author Archives: Charles A. Coulombe

About Charles A. Coulombe

I am a Catholic Historical speaker and author.

A Great Martyr’s Day Book

Forgotten Shrines by Dom Bede Camm, O.S.B.  is an excellent entry into the shadow world of the English recusants, and its surviving remnants at the time he wrote, back in 1910. Himself a product of Keble College and a convert, … Continue reading

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A Health Unto Her Majesty

On April 21, 2018, Queen Elizabeth II turned 92. Eleven years older than Queen Victoria at the latter’s death, Her Majesty has exceeded both Victoria’s (reigned 1837 to 1901) and George III’s (1760 to 1820) tenures on the throne, having … Continue reading

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The Monarchy and the Bishopesses

While I still very much desire to see the revived shrine of St. David in the Welsh Cathedral that bears his name, as well as the Queen’s stall as a canon of the Cathedral (such Royal canonries were once common … Continue reading

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A Virtual English Pilgrimage

Obviously both the Anglo-Catholic and Recusant traditions, to which the Ordinariates are joint heirs, owe their origins to England’s history and culture. This being the month of April (in which falls the feast of St. George, the country’s patron), it … Continue reading

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A Pair of Fine Historians

Much of the ongoing attempt to evangelise the Anglosphere must needs be over the poisonous versions of history that have streamed out since first Henry VIII declared that he and Catherine of Aragon had never been validly married, and that … Continue reading

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Sir George Gilbert Scott, RIP

March 27 is the death day of British Gothic Revival architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott. This is a good day to remind ourselves of the architectural component of the Patrimony: Pugin; Butterfield; Cram; Baker; Luytens; Comper; and Travers, to name a few … Continue reading

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Tail end of the Literary Patrimony?

My review of the new Wrinkle in Time movie has just appeared. It was a terrible film, and a blot on Madeline Engle’s work, for all that her heirs praised it.  As mentioned in my review, “What an anonymous Wikipedia writer declared … Continue reading

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