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An illustration from Hell Broke Loose, a 17th-century critique of Ranterism

The Ranters were a libertine religious movement renowned for their advocacy of free love

Author Tom Reilly insists Cromwell was a family man with a ‘high moral threshold’

Tom Reilly takes to task the perception that Cromwell was villainy personified

Football is not the new religion

… it just extends the old one, says Patrick West, who looks at Christianity’s influence on the game ahead of the World Cup