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date: 18 February 2020

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This article discusses early modern prayer books, focusing on the Book of Common Prayer. It shows that the early modern prayer book was a work in progress — not only revised but revisable — and this was publicly known and popularly discussed. The history of the prayer book is a history of struggles between rival forms and uses, between languages and revisions; and is tied deeply to the shifting occupancy of the English throne. The article also considers the question of how early modern worshipers used their prayer books.

Keywords: prayer books, English prose, prose style, history

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