The Catholic Record Society was founded in 1904, and through its work and publications makes available to
scholars and a more general readership a wide range of sources relating to individuals and ecclesiastical
institutions in the British Isles in the period after the Reformation. Its flagship journal, British Catholic History,
is published by Cambridge University Press.
British Catholic History acts as a forum for the most innovative, vibrant, transnational, inter-disciplinary
scholarship resulting from research on the history of British and Irish Catholicism at home and throughout
the world. It contains peer-reviewed original research articles, review articles, and shorter reviews of works on
all aspects of British Catholic history from the 15th century to the present day. Central to its publishing
policy is an emphasis on the multi-faceted, national and international dimensions of British Catholic history.
The CRS has also so far published over ninety records volumes, which form a unique and broad collection
of primary source material indispensable to anyone working on any aspect the history of the Catholic Church
in the British Isles. It has also published a number of monographs dealing with particular topics or with
Catholic individuals prominent in public life.
The membership of the Catholic Record Society is broad in both its background and interests, and comes
together each year at the CRS Annual Conference to share new discoveries and renew old friendships. Do join us!
BRITISH CATHOLIC HISTORY
Published by Cambridge University Press, British Catholic History acts as a forum for the most innovative, vibrant, transnational, inter-disciplinary scholarship resulting from research on the history of British and Irish Catholicism at home and throughout the world.
The Record Series comprises transcripts of a wide variety of original documents, e.g. diaries, letters and biographies; legal, court and official papers; and records of old Catholic missions, seminaries, colleges, and convents.
In the Monograph series, well-known scholars present original historical analysis of Catholic history over a prolonged period in a particular place. The unique collection of primary research contained in these publications is indispensable to those engaged in political, diplomatic and social history.