He was of course a persecutor of heretics.
It was only as a supporter of the orthodox church and persecutor of the heathen that Honorius displayed any energy.
But Oldcastle escaped from the Tower before the day fixed for his execution, and framed a wild plot for slaying or deposing his persecutor.
Considering the times, Elizabeth cannot be called a persecutor.
It met its persecutor with a shriek, almost exactly like that of an angry virago.