Anne Wentworth: Englands Spiritual Pill (898 words)

  • Alison Searle (University of Sydney)

Englands Spiritual Pill (1679) is the last and longest of Anne Wentworth’s extant published works. Its full title provides a helpful and definitive summary of what she is attempting to achieve in her prophetic tract: “ENGLANDS SPIRITUAL PILL Which will Purge, Cure, or Kill; DECLARING The Great and Wonderfull Things WHICH The Almighty and most High God JESUS CHRIST King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, Hath Revealed unto ANNE WENTWORTH CONCERNING A Through-Reformation of Church-worship, from all Hypocritical and Idolatrous Formalities, the downfall of Babylon, and the finishing of her Testimony.” The clarity and assurance of this title reflects the increasing prophetical authority that Wentworth assumed as s…

Searle, Alison . "Englands Spiritual Pill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 April 2009
[, accessed 25 October 2016.]