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This was not a reference to formal recusancy: the number of actively committed
Catholics is uncertain, but the figure for Yorkshire in 1604 has been estimated at
only one and a half per cent.2 It is, however, a reminder that the devotional ...
the people were accustomed to the idea of a fleet coming from Rome, he urged,
and could be relied upon to help a Papal army.1 Catholic priests prophesied that
Popery would return and the Mass would last 'for ever and aye'. A 'Golden Day' ...
For although it may be a relatively frivolous question today to ask whether or not
one believes in ghosts, it was in the sixteenth century a shibboleth which
distinguished Protestant from Catholic almost as effectively as belief in the Mass
or the ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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