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The Western Rising, 1549: The Prayer Book Rebellion

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“Too often in popular history the Reformation in England has been treated as a progressive and popular movement to rid the church of corruption and its ties with Rome. It is now generally more accepted that there was no enthusiasm for change, that the old religion was deeply entrenched and had the unquestioning and devoted support o
Hardcover, First edition, 140 pages
Published May 18th 1994 by Westcountry Books
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An interesting subject; especially so in our present age; where those who promote the alternative services (Common Worship & other oddities)in the Church of England seek, and sadly are succeeding, to entirely replace the authorised (Book of Common Prayer)and thus the historic formularies which have defined the reformed Church since 1549.

However this was a book that I found difficult to get into and once in, difficult to stay with. The author appears to have researched his sources; but the te
Martin Empson
Aug 04, 2015 Martin Empson rated it liked it
A good introduction to the Western Uprising which treats its subject very much as a separate event from wider peasant discontent during 1549, and argues (somewhat convincingly) that the only real motivation for the rebellion was religious. I'm not entirely convinced by the thesis, but the book is a useful, clear and accessible introduction to the subject, which should have been longer and more detailed.

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Rev. Father Philip Caraman, SJ

Roman Catholic priest, historian, biographer, professor. Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL). His works chiefly concentrate on the history the Society of Jesus; including important figures such as martyrs and saints, the Jesuits' missionary activities, and the persecution of Catholics in Elizabethan and Jacobean Great Britain.
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