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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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...Geneva, the rate of illegitimacy was only 0. 1375 percent. From 1560 to 1569 , of 6,940 infants baptized, only eight were illegitimate. Similarly, prenuptial conceptions averaged 4 percent between 1550 and 1581 . To put these figures into perspective: in the Genevan countryside, where church discipline was not as effectively established, the percentage of couples who baptized a child within eight months of their wedding was ten times higher than in Geneva. And in neighboring Lausanne, also a Protestant city, 1.2 percent of baptisms were of illegitimate...

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...Britain, in effect extending the franchise to male workers in rural areas Reform Acts A Dictionary of World History 2 Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Politics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles British prime ministers - from 1830 Europe Rulers and politicians Britain 1884 1884 Greenwich becomes accepted internationally as the prime meridian, or 0° longitude prime meridian The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea 2 Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Science Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe...