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All articles by Lesley Rowe

Lesley Rowe is an associate fellow in the history department of Warwick University,

Historical

April 2017
Articles > Historical

Plague summer

There are some dates in British history that everyone remembers: 1966, when England won the football world cup; 1066, the Battle of Hastings; and 1666, the Great Fire of London. Many people probably know what happened in 1665 also, the year before the Great Fire. That was when the Great Plague occurred in London…

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November 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

A plea for the tender lambs

It might seem a bit strange to be pleading for a gentler, more compassionate element in preaching, at a time when ‘love’, ‘grace’ and warm, fuzzy notions of ‘community’ appear to be emphasised, above all else, in many contemporary pulpits. Indeed, the doctrines of sin, judgement, and the necessity for repentance, are often excluded…

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Historical

March 2013
Articles > Historical

Arthur Hildersham: prince among puritans

Arthur Hildersham: prince among puritans 2013 marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of this important figure, but Arthur Hildersham could to a great extent be considered a forgotten puritan. Since the 13-page account of his life compiled by Samuel Clarke in the seventeenth century (in his A general martyrologie and also his The…

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