Allen House

William Allen (1532 – 16 October 1594), was an English Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He studied at Oxford University. Allen became a Cardinal in 1587 after the Spanish Armada. Allen assisted in the planning of the Spanish Armada’s attempted invasion of England, and would likely have been made Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor had it been successful. The Douai-Rheims Bible was printed under Allen’s orders. His activities were part of the Catholic Counter Reformation, but they made matters worse for Roman Catholics in England and in Ireland.

He set up the English Colleges in Douai (France) and Rome to educate students from England in their theological studies.  At the end of his career he was given the title of the Librarian of the Vatican.

William Allen

Timothy 3: 15-16: and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness’