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Religious Dissenters

The Burgess Altar

This article focuses on an altar constructed for the secret and illegal celebration of Mass in the 16th century, and on its subsequent history up to the present time. The story throws light on the...

Ruins of Whalley Abbey
Abbot John Paslew

Was Abbot John Paslew loyal to his Catholic faith, or was his dissent based on self-interest? Rebecca Maddox explores this question with reference to the Pilgrimage of Grace - the largest peacetime rebellion against an...