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By Fiona McCall

ISBN-10: 1409455777

ISBN-13: 9781409455776

The English Civil battle used to be a time of disruption, anguish and persecution for plenty of humans, now not least the clergy of the verified church, who came across themselves ejected from their livings in expanding numbers as Parliamentarian forces prolonged their regulate around the nation. but, historians have tended to downplay their anguish, who prefer ordinarily to pay attention in its place upon the persecution suffered by means of dissenters after the recovery. Drawing upon a magnificent array of resources - so much significantly the extraordinary set of family members and parish thoughts accumulated via John Walker within the early years of the eighteenth century - this publication refocuses consciousness at the studies of the sequestered loyalist clergy in the course of the turbulent years of the 1640s and 1650s. The examine highlights how the stories of the clergy might help remove darkness from occasions in wider society, when while acknowledging the original scenario during which Church of britain ministers came upon themselves. For even though the plundering, imprisonment and private lack of the clergy was once most likely indicative of the reports of many usual humans on center earning, the ever-present spiritual size to the clash ensured specific awareness used to be paid to these keeping non secular place of work. in the course of the battle and interregnum, zealous non secular reformers attacked each point of proven faith, focusing on either current associations and people who supported them. Clergy have been ejected on an extraordinary scale, agony a lot violence and persecution and branded as 'malignants' and 'baal's priests'. through re-examining their background, the e-book deals a balanced evaluate of the persecution, demanding many preconceptions concerning the ejected loyalists, and supplying new insights into the reviews and legacies of this influential group.

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