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Pre-Reformation Church Altar


Mark Cartwright
by David Hawgood
published on 01 June 2020
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A church altar from Jacobstow Church, Cornwall, England. During the English Reformation and reign of Edward VI of England (r. 1547-53 CE), the altar, like many others, was removed to be replaced by a communion table.

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