Catholicism in Florida and The American Revolution

The role of Catholicism in Florida staying loyal to the crown and related topics is the topic on this week’s Florida History Podcast, Episode 10 of the Albion Florida Series  – Both East and West Florida had a far larger percentage of Catholics in 1775 than any of the Thirteen Colonies. British policy from the 1760’s on while not promising Catholic emancipation did seek a reconciliation with Catholics. It’s worth noting many non-Anglican protestant denominations had sympathy for the Revolution.

Albion Florida Series:

Episode 1- Introduction, El Camino Real and why Florida was different

Episode 2- Building the Castillo de San Marcos

Episode 3- Queen Anne’s War Part 1- March to war, Battle of the Flint River, Siege of St Augustine

Episode 4- Apalachee Massacre, destruction and depopulation of Spanish La Florida

Episode 5- Runaway slaves, free African-Americans and the start of the War of Jenkins Ear

Episode 6- War of Jenkins Ear

Episode 7- Florida Becomes British

Episode 8- British East and West Florida 1763-1775

Episode 9- The American Revolution begins – Florida’s role

Episode 10- Catholicism’s role and other factors that kept Florida loyal to Britain.

Episode 11- Patrick Tonyn & The first Continental Army invasion of Florida

Episode 12- Battles of Thomas Creek & Alligator Creek Bridge

Episode 13- West Florida front

Episode 14- Pensacola

Episode 15- St Augustine 1779-1782

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All the episodes can be found here

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