Brinkley, Stephen

(born c.1550) English confessor of the Faith, imprisoned and tortured as manager of a secret press for the publication of devotional and controversial works. Among these were a treatise by Parsons, and Campion's famous "Ten Reasons." He belonged to George Gilbert's association of unmarried men of property, who pledged their wealth to assist the Church, aiding disguised priests and laboring to convert heretics. On his release from prison, he continued to issue Catholic works in France.

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