Catholics to be Allowed into the Royal Club (Sort of)

For CNN, Matthew Fitzgerald writes about England’s plan to repeal a 300-year-old law that barred British kings and queens from marrying Roman Catholics. Fitzgerald considers the history of the relationship between Protestants and Catholics in the country. Antonia Fraser, a British historian and writer, said, “The Catholic question has not really occurred in terms of the heir (before). It’s not to say that it wouldn’t occur, and I think that if they are altering things it’s a good idea because it is a slur on Catholics … and I think they are right to alter it.”

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