When the old religion met its doom
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 @ 00:40
What was the English Reformation like in the parishes?
Eric Ives investigates
WOE betide anyone daring to change a church service. But, in the
spring of 1534, parish priests in England were ordered to do
exactly that. Midway through a village high mass, there was a pause
to "bid the bedes" - that is, pray in English for the Church, the
nation, and the local community. On that Sunday, however, instead
of prayers for the Pope, the bishops, the clergy, and only then the
King, the opening prayer was for "our sovereign lord King Henry
VIII, being immediately under ...
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