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How fears of popery led to a century of turmoil in ‘the land of fallen angels’

20 November 2021

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20 November 2021

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Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688 Clare Jackson

Allen Lane, pp.688, 35

Stuart England did not do its anti-Catholicism by halves. In the late 1670s and early 1680s, a popular feature of London’s civic life were the annual Pope-burning pageants which took place every 17 November to commemorate the accession of Elizabeth I and the nation’s historic deliverance from the forces of international Catholicism.

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