This episode compares past and present, exploring state sponsored intolerance and persecution from English protestant Reformation of the 1530s to The Toleration Act of 1688–89, and from the start of the the global COVID-19 pandemic to May 2022.
It explores parallels between intolerance towards non-Anglicans in Early Modern England and intolerance towards ‘the unvaccinated’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Music, in order of first play, is as follows:
Katy Kirby, All of Everything
Kai Engle, Somnolence
Lex Villena, Dissonance
Clot II, Rozkol
Axletree, The silent Grove
Serat, Dark Decision
Howie Mitchell, Old Molly Hare
PC-One, A Dark Blue Arc
Schemawound, Sleep is the oldest form of Time-travel
(All music is available from Freemusicarchive.org and copyright CC BY 4.0)
A key source used in preparing this podcast has been John Coffey, Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England, 1558–1689 (Longman, 2000).
This podcast is written, produced and copyright of Matthew Frank Stevens.