Railways, rivalry and the revival of pilgrimage in Glastonbury, 1895 and 1897

Bowman Marion: Railways, rivalry and the revival of pilgrimage in Glastonbury, 1895 and 1897. In: Religion, culture, society, (2). pp. 168-190. (2015)

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The coming of the railway to Glastonbury, England, enabled the re-sumption of large scale, formal pilgrimage to Glastonbury after a gap of over 300 years. First, in 1895 Catholic pilgrims were able to travel from all over Britain to celebrate the beatification of the Glastonbury Catholic Martyrs Whiting, Thorne and James. Then, in 1897, the railway brought an unprecedented number of pilgrims and sightseers to Glastonbury for what was hailed as an ‘international pilgrimage’ organised by the Anglican Church. This paper examines the crucial role of railways in the revival of pilgrimage to and within Glastonbury, and the importance of both the 1895 and 1897 pilgrimages in staking competing claims on Glastonbury’s history and significance – contestation which continues until the present day.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Religion, culture, society
Date: 2015
Volume: 2
ISSN: 1416-7972
Page Range: pp. 168-190
Language: English
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/67602/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Katolikus és anglikán zarándoklat - zarándok-vonatok - Glastonbury
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 189-190. és a lábjegyzetekben ; ill.
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
Date Deposited: 2020. May. 11. 15:42
Last Modified: 2023. May. 09. 13:45
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/68972

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