Religious Contagion in Mid-Seventeenth Century England

  • Nicole Greenspan


Surveying the state of religious health in the nation, one pseudonymous 1656 pamphlet pronounced England’s condition dire. Disease was reaching epidemic proportions which, left unchecked, would place the commonwealth in grave and perhaps mortal danger:

should the contagion of those plagues continue to infect persons of all ranks and sexes a few years longer after the same rate of success (and probably it will much more, or some other Judgement befall us in stead of it, if yet the Magistrate lay it not to heart) it will no doubt endanger both Ministry and Magistracy, the Oracles of God, and the Laws of the Land.2


Foreign Agent Body Politic Radical Tolerationist Protectorate Government Religious Health 
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