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Kathryn Walls

. (I.x.53) 26 Their interlocking arms may be intended to recall the ‘Trinity knots’ that the first Protestant Bishop of Durham, James Pilkington, had identified as objects of superstition. See Works of James Pilkington, ed. Scholefield, 80. But I have been unable to establish the history of this icon, which is today associated with the Irish – whether in reference to Celtic paganism, or to Irish Catholicism (or both), I do not know. 27 Cf. John 3:5: nisi quis renatus fuerit ex aqua et Spiritu non potest introire in regnum Dei (‘except that a man be borne of water

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