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The clergy of the later Stuart Church

bargaining around the edges of widely acknowledged obligations. 39 The broader picture of business within the church courts is also more mixed than has so far been suggested. 40 Undue weight should probably not be placed on the striking survival of stern penalties meted out by the abnormally active courts on the Isle of Man, where as late as 1715 a female prostitute was sentenced ‘to be dragged from a boat on such a day as the vicar will

in The later Stuart Church, 1660–1714
Refugees and schools in the Manchester region

. Victor Maxwell remembers that Wolfgang arrived with ‘large travelling trunk … a full-size table-tennis table [and] his German bicycle’ (Victor Maxwell, ’My Father’s Family’, p. 33). Wolfgang’s parents lived with the Maxwells, his father acting as Max’s assistant, until they found a house of their own in Bury, where Wolfgang joined them. After his internment on the Isle of Man, Dr Plessner had a nervous breakdown and was confined for a time in a mental hospital in Dumfries. His wife meantime took a living-in job as a cook at a student hostel where Wolfgang also had a

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
Manchester Rotarians and refugees

YMCA at the expense of the Rotarians, entertained by Manchester industrialists and taken on a trip down the Manchester Ship Canal, before moving on for a few days in Blackpool. They ‘had to hurry back,’ the report reads, ‘before the storm broke’.17 It is not clear when or why the Manchester Club made its decision to move from such optimistic and conciliatory gestures to the active support of refugees. Refugees received their first cursory mention in Rotarian circles in a report on the annual conference of District Five Rotary in Douglas, Isle of Man, during summer

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
Refugees at the Stockport hostel, 1939–1940

married out of the Jewish faith, two to women they met at social events at Austria House towards the end of the war.73 Prager herself, perhaps the major influence on the boys’ identity at this stage, was herself not religiously observant.74 The house at 30 Whitefield served as a refugee hostel for only fourteen months. In July 1940, all its inmates but Helmut Beck, who, although born and brought up in Germany, retained the Czech nationality of his father, were interned on the Isle of Man. Helmut himself was found accommodation with the Tapp family of Heaton Moor

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
Contemporary witchcraft and the Lancashire witches

repeated by various German historians. The feminist writer Matilda Jocelyn Gage then made use of the number in Women, Church and State in 1893 in order to emphasise the crimes of the Church against women. It is from Gage that the number entered Wiccan mythology: the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic on the Isle of Man, owned by Cecil Williamson with Gerald Gardner as ‘resident Witch’, sported a plaque commemorating the nine million witches who died in the Great Witch Hunt, and Mary Daly’s use of the figure in Gyn-Ecology (1978) introduced the myth to feminist Witches

in The Lancashire witches
War refugees in Manchester

movement of refugees. By 22 May war refugees from Belgium and Holland were being interned, some on information provided by the French authorities; Hans Levy recalls that, in Liverpool, some of the older passengers from the Bodegraven were separated from the rest and transported immediately to internment camps on the Isle of Man.27 It was later rumoured that amongst the passengers had been two Nazi spies.28 With Liverpool part of the Merseyside ‘protected area’, the remainder of the refugee ‘aliens’ on the Bodegraven were moved inland without ceremony to ‘neutral areas

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’

Andrews, Dundee, Perth, Brechin, Montrose, Stirling and Ayr. The reformers were expelled from Edinburgh in November 1559 but swiftly re-established themselves the following April. Ayr, which had had a resident minister since 1557, sent to Edinburgh in 1559 to secure another one. During the war, Ayr’s burgh council even paid for Christopher Goodman to go on a missionary trip to the Isle of Man. Moreover, if full-scale Reformed ministry was initially established only in the burghs, preaching was considerably more widespread. There were Protestant sermons on the east

in The origins of the Scottish Reformation
A study in language politics

‘portions’ – single books like Genesis – or entire Old and New Testaments. The society appointed translators of various nationalities, Protestant churches and missions, and published and sold the results at cheap prices. 2 The BFBS issued its first translation, a Mohawk edition of the Gospel of John, in 1805; continued with British languages, as in 1819, with an edition in Manx for the Isle of Man; and expanded throughout the British Empire, initially among sailors. 3 By

in Chosen peoples

, or the Isle of Man going to Candida Casa in Galloway to honour St Ninian. 60 James IV went regularly to Whithorn, and the official government records of his journey show that his pilgrimages were elaborate affairs that involved employees travelling ahead of the King to make sure of sufficient comforts worthy of a monarch, numerous cash offerings, musical entertainment, and the diversions provided by

in Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns, c.1350–1560

Revival for provincial engagements. Early in 1868 she led a mission in Nottingham, but by April she had raised the money to rent a hall in Westbourne Grove. Again she ran into financial trouble; her weekly expenses were £2 5s., causing her ‘much anxiety,’ and temporarily forcing her back to Scotland.   189   LLoyd_03_chap 5-8.indd 189 17/09/2009 10:04 women and the shaping of british methodism By August 1869 she was again advertising for provincial appointments and accepted engagements in Nottingham and the Isle of Man. In 1870 she widened her scope, soliciting

in Women and the shaping of British Methodism