Editors. "The Prayer Book rising in the West Country is ended". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Lord Russell relieves Exeter, ending the Prayer Book rising in the West Country. This had sought to restore the Catholic liturgy, in the face of the recent imposition of the Book of Common Prayer. For those in the west of Cornwall at least, one of the causes of offence in this new obligatory prayer book was that it was entirely in English, while the people of these parishes still used Cornish in their everyday life and had been accustomed to use it in church.
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