Feature The Catholic Conundrum Despite persecution, Catholics survived in Protestant England. For the authorities, they were a problem with a silver lining. Francis Young | Published in History Today Volume 73 Issue 2 February 2023 The Gunpowder Plot conspirators, engraving by Crispijn de Passe the Elder, c.1605. Bridgeman Images. To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.