An Age of Wonders: Prodigies, Politics, and Providence in England, 1657-1727

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Manchester University Press, 2002 - History - 228 pages
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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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the Poole project
12
Restoration science
57
comets and other
97
prodigies and moral
125
The poor comfort of prodigies and old womens
149
Bibliography
188
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Page 197 - Account of the Man whose Hands and Legs rotted off: in the Parish of Kings-Swinford, in Staffordshire, where he died, June 21.

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William E. Burns is a historian in Washington D.C.

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