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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ah, the church! It was ever thus!

Today in History: On this day in 1692, Anglicanism was made the state church of Maryland.

Three years later this was overturned.

The state had originally been founded by Lord Baltimore to provide a refuge for Roman Catholics.

(One wonders what 'Big Pete' would have done had he been around in 1692. Then again, perhaps he was and all of this is just a recurrent nightmare. You know. Like "Groundhog Day" for Episcopalians and Anglicans.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If Big Pete had been around MD in the 1600s it was likely he'd have been a slave.

Not to be rude, just realistic.