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Saints on Sundays, Devils All the Week After

Patrick Collinson: London Burnings, 19 September 2002

The Antichrist’s Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in Post-Reformation England 
by Peter Lake and Michael Questier.
Yale, 731 pp., £30, February 2002, 0 300 08884 1
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... but because of the nature of late Elizabethan culture, above all in the metropolis, which Lake and Questier explore in the first few hundred pages of the book. Let us simplify matters by explaining that it cannot have been the case that in that society some people (Puritans, or ‘the godly’) ‘gadded’ to sermons (in contemporary parlance) while others ...

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