Assault and Battery in North Yorkshire Pews

Author: Dr John Addy

Price: £2.00 incl. P&P

  • ISBN: 0-9524970-3-4
  • Published: 1999
  • Publisher: PLACE


After the Reformation, sermons assumed a greater significance in church services, necessitating the erection of pews and stalls for the congregation to sit in comfortably. This entertaining booklet recounts some of the many disputes that arose over pews, many of which make hilarious reading today. The booklet is based on original research by the author and illustrated with black and white photographs of some of the North Yorkshire churches which retain their historic pews and stalls.