Anne Wentworth: Englands Spiritual Pill

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  • 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 …

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Searle, Alison . "Englands Spiritual Pill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 April 2009
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