An Age of Wonders: Prodigies, Politics, and Providence in England, 1657-1727
Monstrous births, rains of blood, apparitions of battles in the sky--people in early modern England found all of these events to carry important religious and political meanings. In "An Age of Wonders. "William Burns explores the process by which these events became religiously and politically insignificant in the Restoration period.
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