Religion (5 pages found in this category)


Barque of St Peter

Ancient Christian symbol for the Church.

Convent of Poor Clares, Gravelines

Convent in the Spanish Netherlands (now in northern France), founded in 1607 by Mary Ward, a community of English nuns of the Order of St Clare. Commonly called the Poor Clares.

National schools

Schools set up by Anglican clergy and their local supporters, initially run by single teachers using the monitorial system.

Number of the beast

Hideous beast whose number is 666, introduced in the Book of Revelation, which many have seen as a description of the end of the world.

Spiritualism

System of beliefs and practices intended to establish communication with the spirits of the dead.