Liesbeth Corens deposited Catholic Nuns and English Identities. English protestant travellers on the English convents in the Low Countries, 1660-1730 in the group nuntastic on Humanities Commons 6 years, 6 months ago
This article challenges the predominant identification of English national identity and Anti-Catholicism. By means of English travellers’ accounts of the English nunneries they visited in the Low Countries, it argues that these offer more complex identity formation. Travellers did not bluntly repeat the Anti-Catholic stereotypes historians have put so much stress on, but found a positive way of identifying themselves with their Catholic compatriots in the convents.