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.
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
We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.
Editors. "The Prayer Book rising in the West Country is ended". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14793, accessed 24 February 2018.]
- Anglican Reformation 16th Century - Politics and Religion