Garnet Henry

Garnet Henry, an English Jesuit, was born in Nottingham in 1555. He was educated as a Protestant at Winchester College; but, having turned Romanist, he traveled in Spain, and afterwards studied at Rome, and gained distinction for his skill in mathematics. He was made provincial of the Jesuits in England in 1586, and served with great astuteness and fidelity the Roman Church in that country. He was tried in 1606 for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot (q.v.), and was executed May 3. A good account of him is given in Rule, Celebrated Jesuits.-Mosheim, Church History, book 4, cent. 17, section 2, part. 1, chapter 1, § 10; Hume, History of England, chapter 46.

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