National Prayers: Special Worship since the Reformation
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1102 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

20 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Church of England Record Society

Imprint: Boydell Press

National Prayers: Special Worship since the Reformation

Volume 2: General Fasts, Thanksgivings and Special Prayers in the British Isles, 1689-1870

Edited by Natalie Mears, Philip A Williamson, Alasdair Raffe, Alasdair Raffe, Stephen Taylor, Stephen C Taylor, Alasdair Raffe and Natalie Mears and Stephen Taylor and Natalie Mears

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The second of four volumes containing the edited texts, commentaries and source notes for each of the nearly nine hundred occasions of special worship and for each of the annual commemorations in England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
Since the sixteenth century, the governments and established churches of the British Isles have summoned the nation to special acts of public worship during periods of anxiety and crisis, at times of celebration, or for annual commemoration and remembrance. These special prayers, special days of worship and anniversary commemorations were national events, reaching into every parish in England and Wales, in Scotland, and in Ireland. They had considerable religious, ecclesiastical, political, ideological, moral and social significance, and they produced important texts: proclamations, council orders, addresses and - in England and Wales, and in Ireland - prayers or complete liturgieswhich for specified periods supplemented or replaced the services in the Book of Common Prayer. Many of these acts of special worship and most of the texts have escaped historical notice. National Prayers. Special Worship since the Reformation, in four volumes, provides the edited texts, commentaries and source notes for each of the nearly nine hundred occasions of special worship, and for each of the annual commemorations.
The second volume,General Fasts, Thanksgivings and Special Prayers in the British Isles 1689-1870, contains the texts and commentaries for the numerous and frequent special prayers, fast days and thanksgivings during the wars which consolidated the 1688 revolution, through the long imperial wars of the eighteenth century, and the wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, as well as prayers and thanksgivings associated with Jacobite risings, epidemics, socialunrest, and episodes in the lives of the kings and queens.
Preface
Summary list of particular occasions of worship, 1689-1870
Reader's guide and editorial conventions
List of abbreviations: volume 2
Introduction: 1689-1870
Special worship and the Book of Common Prayer
Printers of official documents, 1689-1870

PHILIP WILLIAMSON is professor of modern history at Durham University.

"Scholars of both liturgy and history owe [the editors] a debt of thanks." THE LIVING CHURCH
"Handsomely produced and impeccably edited...it is virtually impossible to fault." PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY

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9781843839439

August 2017

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Title Details

1102 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

20 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Church of England Record Society

Imprint: Boydell Press