Suffolk Committees for Scandalous Ministers 1644-46

Suffolk Committees for Scandalous Ministers 1644-46

Edited by Clive Holmes

Hardback
$45.00

Suffolk Records Society

Overview

Overview

In the 1640s Parliament intervened against clergymen with Royalist sympathies, and in the political jargon of the time they were referred to as 'Scandalous Ministers'. As the Civil War developed two Suffolk committees were empowered to hear evidence against any minister (or schoolmaster) who was 'scandalous' in either life or doctrine, or in any way 'malignant' (ill-affected to Parliament). This volume shows how the national split was mirrored in a Suffolk village with questions of allegiance being posed at parish level. The records in this book are, for the most part, the charges bought by Suffolk parishioners, and provide an account of popular religious beliefs. Perhaps most valuable are the splendid cameos of rural life; of the constables of Blyford undertaking a midnight raid on an unlicenced alehouse to impress soldiers; of the Christmas celebrations at Little Cornard; of Nicholas Stoneham watching a Sunday football match at Eyke.

Details

January 1970
128 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Suffolk Records Society
ISBN: 9780900716003
Format: Hardback
Suffolk Records Society
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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