The Book of Common Prayer to be replaced by the Presbyterian Directory of Worship

(65 words)

Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : .

Civil war in the British Isles had first broken out in 1638, in Scotland, in response to King Charles I's attempts to impose a new Book of Common Prayer on the largely Presbyterian Scottish population. With the Puritan party dominant in the English Parliament, in January 1645 they now also passed an Act rejecting the extant Prayer Book, and replacing it with a Presbyterian Directory of Worship.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.


Related Groups

  1. English Civil War