Friday, June 06, 2014

Re-forming the History of the Reformation to Reflect the Truth...and It's a Newspaper that's Doing It!

From the English national daily newspaper, the Daily Telegraph (h/t - this is a very unusual pro-Catholic feature. It explains amongst many other things the importance in English daily life (beyond the popular and thriving religious piety of the ordinary Englishman) of the guilds which sponsored festivals, revelry and mystery plays on about 50 holy days a year. This was the common culture that bound the society together. It even draws parallels between the attitude of modern government in manipulating history to that of Henry VIII and Kruschev. This is not a hysterical rant but a serious article by a historian.

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