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The leaders of the Church in the early seventeenth century allowed May-games,
Whitsun Ales, Morris dancing and maypoles, whereas the Puritans wanted the
abolition of all remaining holy days, a ban on maypoles and Sunday dancing,
Hacket had already been roughly treated in various English provincial towns, and
his prominence in 1591 sprang from his association with two Puritan gentlemen,
Edmund Copinger and Henry Arthington, whom he persuaded of his claims ...
ham became zealous hearers of the Word, and it was feared that his activities '
would infect the commonwealth'.1 The Puritans also saw themselves as striking a
blow against Popery. For, as the minister George More, Darrell's closest ally, ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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