Shakespeare Connected - The Material Faith of Shakespeare
Images and objects continued to provide tools for Protestant personal prayer, with a striking degree of continuity, though there were important shifts in emphasis.
Rosary beads were highly personal objects of faith, serving as a material tool to support the reciting of prayers in Marian devotion. As this kind of prayer to saints was rejected in Protestant faith, rosaries became redundant and were associated with Popish behaviours.
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