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By Fiona McCall

ISBN-10: 1409455777

ISBN-13: 9781409455776

The English Civil conflict used to be a time of disruption, agony and persecution for plenty of humans, now not least the clergy of the demonstrated church, who stumbled on themselves ejected from their livings in expanding numbers as Parliamentarian forces prolonged their regulate around the nation. but, historians have tended to downplay their agony, who prefer more often than not to pay attention as an alternative upon the persecution suffered through dissenters after the recovery. Drawing upon a powerful array of resources - such a lot particularly the impressive set of kin and parish thoughts amassed by means of John Walker within the early years of the eighteenth century - this e-book refocuses awareness at the reviews of the sequestered loyalist clergy in the course of the turbulent years of the 1640s and 1650s. The learn highlights how the studies of the clergy may also help remove darkness from occasions in wider society, while even as acknowledging the original state of affairs within which Church of britain ministers came across themselves. For even supposing the plundering, imprisonment and private lack of the clergy used to be most likely indicative of the reviews of many usual humans on heart earning, the ever-present spiritual size to the clash ensured specific awareness was once paid to these retaining spiritual workplace. throughout the warfare and interregnum, zealous spiritual reformers attacked each element of confirmed faith, concentrating on either present associations and people who supported them. Clergy have been ejected on an unparalleled scale, ache a lot violence and persecution and branded as 'malignants' and 'baal's priests'. through re-examining their background, the ebook deals a balanced evaluate of the persecution, not easy many preconceptions in regards to the ejected loyalists, and supplying new insights into the stories and legacies of this influential group.

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