Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sins of Cavaliers and Roundheads

Tonight I attended an excellent lecture by Dr James Patrick (who I'd previously heard and met at The Rockford Institute's summer schools in 2005 and 2007) at the Church of the Holy Cross sponsored by the Walsingham Society, "On the Anglican Patrimony: The Laudian Revival and the Caroline Divines." My favourite anecdote involved an exchange during the English Civil War between a Puritan general and a Royalist general. The Puritan general chided his enemy counterpart, saying, "your troops drink and whore." The Royalist general replied, "aye, they do, for they are men. But your troops are full of Pride and Rebellion, which are the sins of demons."

1 comment:

Graham Sproule said...

That's a great anecdote from the Civil War!