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Alison Forrestal

Spanish armies in the Netherlands and on the high seas. But this alliance would not be popular with English Catholics, who traditionally looked to Spain at their ally and greatest hope for the restoration of catholicism in England. Their influence could, consequently, be decisive in the success of the marriage negotiations. Accordingly, when the question of a new bishop to serve the English mission arose in 1624, it fitted perfectly into the political requirements of the French crown. Richelieu and his officials canvassed persistently for the appointment of a cleric

in Fathers, pastors and kings