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Identifying the addressers
Edward Vallance

Leicester as well, though comparison with other records has failed to identify any subscribers from the borough on this list. 26 Figure 2. Distribution of subscription to 1658 address to Richard Cromwell in Leicestershire and 1659 Baptist address to the Rump ( A further testimony to truth … by some baptized congregations, and other cordial lovers and assertors of the publick good old cause (1659)) Significantly, though, the areas where no subscriptions were taken fit

in Loyalty, memory and public opinion in England, 1658–​1727
Dominic Bryan, S. J. Connolly, and John Nagle

Linen Hall, replacing an earlier structure erected in 1754, and, at the top of the street, neatly closing off the vista, for the elegant poor house erected in 1774 by the Belfast Charitable Society ( Figure 2 ). His final contribution to the street, a new parish church financed entirely by himself, was a significant choice. The poor state of the existing building reflected the modest size and circumstances of the Anglican congregation in a mainly Presbyterian town. The construction of St Anne’s parish church, with its spire and dome ‘forming an interesting and

in Civic identity and public space
Texts and contexts
Simon Walker

, Northumberland would move down from the far North, systematically consolidating the troops that his allies and retainers had collected into a single great army. Archbishop Scrope was not, therefore, acting on his own initiative but was brought into the conspiracy as a subordinate, whose principal role was ‘to lend a spurious air of religious mission to the earl’s rebellion’. Even in this respect, his performance was not judged to be impressive: his ‘activities’ on Shipton Moor – the repeated preaching to his followers, the celebration of mass – were ‘futile and dangerous time

in Political culture in later medieval England
"On the political passions in Europe and America and their implications for Transatlantic History"
Charles S. Maier

originated as a discipline that developed out of the perception that European and American development has been intimately ‘entangled’, and that a fuller comprehension required study as a common story. The early-modern age of encounter and transplantation (religious, ethnic, institutional) and the later decades of revolution in Europe and the Americas, even later the growth of welfare states and economic systems, cried out for a narrative that encompassed events on both sides of the ocean. This impulse produced several streams of research. British and American historians

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered
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Michael D. Leigh

returns. If anything, Buddhist opinion had hardened during the Japanese Occupation. 20 In 1949 Firth urged his congregation in Mandalay to go out and convert Buddhist Burma, but the exhortation lacked any real bite. The offensive, when it came, was short on aggression and long on charm. 21 Daw Mya Tin, a Bible Woman, discussed religious issues with a Buddhist nun living on Kyaukse Hill, Daw Aye Zin taught Buddhist urchins in the Aung Daw Mu quarter of Mandalay, and Daw Ngwe Wint started a Sunday school for Buddhist children

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
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Michael D. Leigh

early colonial camp-followers. Of course they had come to convert ‘heathens’, not to seek fortunes or to wield power. They were swept along by religious enthusiasm, imperialistic patriotism and British military technology. Many a missionary ambition had been fired by stirring hymns in the old Methodist Hymn Book – hymns with imperialistic undertones that conflated patriotic duty with Christian devotion. The words conjured images of ‘alien lands afar’. They spun romantic yarns about heathens brandishing ‘reeking tube and

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
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Michael D. Leigh

scrutinised in the way marketing directors might examine sales graphs. Year-on-year figures revealed growth or decline, while global comparisons measured relative evangelical efficiency. The statistics were an indication of the numbers changing allegiance from one religion to another, not whether individuals had changed their ‘conduct or inner lives’. 4 Religious conversions caused bitter divisions within colonial communities. When converts entered new religions they opted out of old friendships. They inflicted pain on those

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
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Michael D. Leigh

teashops and clubs. He met old colleagues. Acheson was now an army chaplain and Rev. Olmstead was sniffing out Christian ‘persecution stories’. At the Anglican Cathedral he discussed church politics with Bishop George West. He preached to great congregations of troops and swapped fragments of information about missing friends. Several Methodists from Upper Burma were living in Rangoon. Maung Sein Tun was in the army, U Ba was Principal of the Emergency University, Ma Khin U had been caught in a bomb-blast near Sule Pagoda, U Tun

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
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Michael D. Leigh

almost empty in April 1964. On the other hand, Homer, Turtle, Mona Pengelly, Nurse and Vincent got their visas and returned to Britain. 36 Yet another regulation was issued in April 1964. It stated that all religious institutions had to register with the SAC, and they were no longer permitted to engage in educational or medical work. Bishop tried to find out where and how the churches in his circuit had to register, but no one seemed to know. The regulation applied to Buddhist monasteries as well as to Christian

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
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Michael D. Leigh

to and from Calcutta. In India he had been influenced by Chatterjee and he took part in anti-British protests in Bengal. When he returned to Pakokku in 1919 he joined the so-called ‘Yesagyo Tutorial Group’, a hothouse of radical Buddhist scholarship. 45 U Ottama was already well known to the police in Burma and had spent time in prison in 1920. 46 The Wesleyan Synod in January 1921 was dismayed by the ‘storms of political and religious unrest’ which were engulfing young Burmans in ‘sedition and intrigue’. 47

in Conflict, politics and proselytism