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Thread #131146 Message #2957222
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
03-Aug-10 - 05:50 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Loaf Mass
Subject: RE: Folklore: Loaf Mass
Yes, Wilby contrasts the efforts that later Protestant ministers took to provide the poor with a religious education, compared to the prior 'do as I say' approach of the early Catholic Church.
Regards mass indoctrination, I believe records are pretty scant to non-existent concerning how the peasantry felt about the new faith. But it would probably simply have filtered from the top down: if your King / local rulers convert, then you convert.