Dating and wedding customs in england
Despite objections by illustrious figures such as George Bernard Shaw (in 1909), this power remained with the Lord Chamberlain until 1968.1859: Charles Darwin’s was published, outlining the theory of evolution.
1597: The original version of Shakespeare’s was banned by King James I of England for “being too saucy in censuring princes.” 1624: Martin Luther’s German translation of the Bible was burnt in Germany by order of the Pope.1885: A year after the publication of Mark Twain’s , the library of Concord, Massachusetts, decided to exclude the book from its collection.The committee making the decision said the book was “rough, coarse and inelegant, dealing with a series of experiences not elevating, the whole book being more suited to the slums than to intelligent, respectable people.” By 1907, it was said that Twain’s novel had been thrown out of some library somewhere every year, mostly because its hero was said to present a bad example for impressionable young readers. Four years later another translation, by Sir Richard Burton, was allowed into the country, but the ban on the Mardrus version was maintained.Some poets decided they should no longer write in verse because they were persuaded that their lines were wicked and impure.Popular songs were denounced, and some were turned into hymns with new pious lyrics.The book was banned from the library of Trinity College, Cambridge, where Darwin had been a student.
In 1925, Tennessee banned the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools; the law remained in force until 1967.
1559: For hundreds of years, the Roman Catholic Church listed books that were prohibited to its members; but in this year, Pope Paul IV established the .
For more than 400 years this was the definitive list of books that Roman Catholics were told not to read.
1525: Six thousand copies of William Tyndale’s English translation of the New Testament were printed in Cologne, Germany, and smuggled into England—and then burned by the English church.
Church authorities were determined that the Bible would be available only in Latin.
On his death, his widow agreed to destroy some of his manuscripts.