The 1647 Catalogue of Sects

Posted on 2nd October 2019

The 1647 Catalogue of Sects was published in England, by the authorities, during the English Civil War Period.

It’s full title is:

A Catalogue of the Severall Sects and Opinions in England and other Nations: With a briefe Rehearsall of their false and dangerous Tenents

From top left to bottom right the panels show the following:

  • Jesuits
  • Welsh blasphemer
  • Arminians
  • Arians
  • Adamites (shown naked)
  • Libertin  (picture of man preparing to take a pick-axe to the Ten Commandments)
  • Antescripturians
  • Soul sleepers
  • Anabaptists
  • Familists
  • Seekers
  • Divorcers (picture of man beating his wife)

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