The Truth about the English Reformation
By Tea at Trianon on May 25, 2014
Sixteenth-century English Protestants pulling down the high altar and the altar rail in a Catholic church.( I witnessed the same thing happening in America in the 1970's.) From The Telegraph: If you looked inside an English parish church on the eve of the Reformation, you would have seen a space filled with the lives and loves of the community. The saints would be draped in the parishioners’ best clothes, jewellery, and beads, often given as bequests in wills. The nave would have numerous side altars, most funded by local guilds to provide daily masses for favoured saints and the deceased of the parish. . . .