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Wars of Religion

  • Patrick Collinson

Abstract

‘Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord: curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty.’ These words sounded a discordant note in the otherwise ecstatic song of that Joan of Arc-like figure, the prophetess Deborah, to whom Queen Elizabeth was compared, victorious leader of Israel against the foreign oppressor Sisera. If Meroz was cursed for its neutrality, Zebulon and Naphtali were praised as tribes which had hazarded their lives unto the death in the war now won. ‘And the stars in their courses fought against Sisera … So let all thine enemies perish, O Lord.’

Keywords

Seventeenth Century Separable Perception Privy Council Henry VIII English History 
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Notes

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© Patrick Collinson 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Collinson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

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