Readership: Any readers interested in British history and the English language, churchgoers, students and teachers of British history from 1500, English literature, theology, interdisciplinary courses in religious culture and experience, religion and literature.
Edited by Brian Cummings, Professor of English Literature, University of York
Brian Cummings received his BA at Cambridge University, where he also took his PhD under the supervision of the poet Geoffrey Hill and the church historian Eamon Duffy. He was previously a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge before moving to Sussex, and, from October 2012, the University of York. He was a British Academy Exchange Fellow at the Huntington Library, California, in 2007 and held a three-year Major Research Fellowship with the Leverhulme Trust from 2009 to 2012.
"This book is an exemplary text ... the reproduction of the three different prayer books is immaculate, and the introductory commentary is original and thought provoking." - Marcus Harmes, Parergon - Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
"magnificent edition" - Diarmaid MacCulloch, London Review of Books
"superb edition...excellent notes and introduction" - Rowan Williams, Times Literary Supplement
Note on the Texts
Note on Music
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, 1549
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, 1559
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, 1662
Appendix A: The Black Rubric, 1552
Appendix B: Additional Orders of Service, Articles, and Tables 1662-85
Index of Services and Orders