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Not the whole story

28 September 2012


From the Revd Bob Burn

Sir, - In your article ( Features, 21 September) "The day the shepherds were scattered", about 1662, I was surprised to read the sentence: "The year 1662 was not the final parting of the ways, but it was the moment when Anglicans lost their monopoly as the sole Protestant Church in England."

In 1645, use of the Prayer Book had been prohibited, even in private. In 1646, the office of bishop had been abolished, and that of dean in 1649. The article is curiously silent about the 20 years that preceded 1662.

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