Tagged with Puritans

Origins of Mechanical Music

Origins of Mechanical Music

I’ve been trawling through my archives, unearthing scraps of paper with indecipherable scribblings on them, but found one that got me thinking. This is a bit of a rambling post, (no surprise there?) so please bear with me. This comes from Humphrey Jennings’ Pandaemonium 1660-1886 The Coming of the Machine as seen by Contemporary Observers. … Continue reading

Englishwomen and Anglicanism

Women are traditionally the defenders of home and religion, but only if the religion was what worked for them. This is from Stevie Davis, Unbridled Spirits: In the 1930s, a farmer’s wife named Waspe protesting against tithes set her beehive on the baiiiiff. Tithes, against which Quaker men and women resisters had gone to prison in … Continue reading