|Their hide-outs were often tiny and cramped.|
The Glory Has Departed
Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Sunday, February 8, 2015
In the 16th century many parts of Europe experienced an uneasy post-Reformation convergence of politics, monarchy and religion.
In England, Henry VIII’s break with Rome brought decades of unrest, violence and secrecy.
His successor and son Edward VI appointed Archbishop Cranmer to write the first version of the Book of Common Prayer. ‘Common’ meant that everyone would worship uniformly as Protestants.