Talk by Helen Kilburn on the Brent Family, Tuesday 5 July, 7.30pm via Zoom

We are delighted to welcome Helen Kilburn to speak on ‘Catholic Kinship and Colonialism: The Brent Family’ on Tuesday 5 July at 7.30pm via Zoom.

Helen is Assistant Rector of the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway and Conference Secretary of the Catholic Record Society.  We are very grateful to her for taking time to speak to us.

This paper provides an insight into her first monograph, Catholics in the Colonies: Maryland in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic. It focuses on Helen’s current research towards the development of a database that reconstructs the capital networks of Catholic planters in Maryland before the Catholic Baltimore proprietorship was deposed in 1689 as a consequence of the Glorious Revolution (1688-1689) in England. The research is beginning to reveal that these capital networks were structured along kinship and confessional lines, and for this reason she suggests that Catholics used colonialism to establish what today we might call “off-shore accounts” for the purpose of protecting community wealth and social standing from the financial and social censure they experienced under anti-Catholic penal codes in England.

All are welcome to join us for the talk, the zoom details are below.

Time: Jul 5, 2022 07:30 PM London
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