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Rev. John Camm and the Two Penny Acts
In this article, we introduce the Rev. John Camm. Camm traveled from England to become the Rector at the Newport Parish in Isle of Wight County, later known as St. Luke’s. He was a minister of high regard who had received his Doctorate in Divinity.
The Royal Rebel
James II ascended to the throne after the death of his brother Charles II in 1685. But his transition to power was anything but easy. Learn more about the king who was beset on all sides because of his religious beliefs.
Revising Our History: What Remains in Anne Randall’s Tomb?
St. Luke’s is about to embark on a final journey of sorts. In late January, researchers will come together to explore what remains in Anne Randall’s tomb. The “Old Brick Church” of St. Luke’s has been a resting place for its guarantor, Colonel Joseph Bridger, but who is this person resting next to him in the chancel floor and what is in her tomb? Soon we hope to answer these questions and share them with you.
Part 3: Religion in Virginia during the Commonwealth
In our third and final installment of the series on religion in England and its protectorates during the Commonwealth from 1649 to 1660, we discuss how the Virginia Colony was affected by its home country’s governmental transition to Puritanism.
Part 2: The Curse of Cromwell – Religion in Ireland and Scotland during the Interregnum
The years from 1649 to 1660, which constituted the period of the Commonwealth of England, was a time of extraordinary violence. While Oliver Cromwell is often seen as this era’s most dominant leader in England, there were others who helped chart the course of the republican government.
Part 1: Religion and the Commonwealth
This is part one of a three part series discussing the period known as the Interregnum; the period in England when Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Realm following the execution of King Charles I.