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Anne Boleyn's execution
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Protestant martyrs burnt at the stake in Rayleigh and Rochford

Turbulent Times

1500-1700

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This focus of this panel is on the impact of the Christian and political upheaval in this period. Aspects covered include the following:

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Historical Summary

1500-1700 saw huge national changes in religion and politics which were felt locally. Henry VIII established the Church of England in 1534. Mary re-established Catholicism in her reign, then Elizabeth I reversed it. Persecutions and martyrdom of people of the “wrong faith” were common. Civil War brought more turmoil in the 1650s.

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Ashingdon Elim Pentecostal Church, Corner of Clifton Road

535 Ashingdon Road

Ashingdon, Rochford

SS4 3HE

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