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By Donald A. Spaeth

This e-book appears at renowned faith in early sleek England, utilizing specified bills of neighborhood conflicts to deliver the faith of standard humans to lifestyles. in contrast to different stories, it examines no longer magical ideals yet orthodox faith. It counters the view that renowned and elite tradition in Europe and Britain turned polarized by means of exhibiting how the gentry and folks cooperated in regulating faith. yet whereas the clergy didn't deserve their bad popularity, their defensiveness additionally avoided them from enjoyable well known spiritual wishes.

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54. PRO, E112/535/156; E134/30 Charles II East 7; IND 1/16829, cases 25, 55; IND 1/16831, cases 156, 17 282. A1/110, M1679. 34 The Church in an age of danger Members of Randall’s congregation began to stay away from church, attending services in neighbouring parishes such as Burbage, Tidcombe and Little Bedwyn. They were particularly reluctant to receive communion from the profane vicar. When a new landlord arrived in the parish and ‘enquired touching the life and conversacon’ of the vicar, he was informed that the minister ‘was an Ill Liveing man’.

I am grateful to Stephen Hobbs of the Wiltshire Record Office for bringing the Bodleian diary source to my attention and to Kenneth and Helen Rogers for giving me access to a copy, of which they are preparing an edition. 18 The Church in an age of danger secular life of the community. The lack of a minister could have a devastating effect on the religious welfare of inhabitants. A particularly vivid example was Baydon, a chapelry in the parish of Ramsbury, where the curate received a stipend of only £6 a year for his maintenance.

They presented the minister at visitations, and Garth responded with his own presentments and suits against members of his congregation, using the courts as a weapon with which to bludgeon his enemies. Hilperton thus became the site of a petty war between its minister and 108 109 110 A1/110, H1682/3, indictments, f. 10. Henry Hurlbatt was also indicted for the same offence. The lack of the usual annotation suggests that the indictment did not proceed to a trial. D1/54/1/2 (1662, A&P), f. 79; D1/54/8; A1/110, T 1682, indictments, f.

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