By Harry Loewen
Historical figures come to existence in those tales that lie in the back of the extra formal bills of Anabaptist/Mennonite heritage and lifestyles from the 1500s during the current. Flight, migration, intrigue, useful jokes, spats over wigs, shunning, kidnapping, scuffling with Indians, romance-all are a part of this mosaic of Anabaptist/Mennonite background. (224pp. illus. usher in Press, 1993.)
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Title : No Permanent City : Stories From Mennonite History and Life author : Loewen, Harry. publisher : Herald Press isbn10 | asin : 0836136128 print isbn13 : 9780836136128 ebook isbn13 : 9780585262628 language : English subject Mennonites--History, Anabaptists--History. 7/09 subject : Mennonites--History, Anabaptists--History. Page 3 No Permanent City Stories from Mennonite History and Life Harry Loewen Page 4 Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data Loewen, Harry, 1930 No permanent city : stories from Mennonite history and life.
Unhappily married to Reiner von Hardrewijk, she left her husband. She sought to escape from Münster in Westphalia, where the revolutionary Anabaptists had set up their "kingdom" in 1534. Among the radical changes which the Anabaptist leaders introduced in the city, the holding of many wives was one of the worst as far as Elizabeth was concerned. She thought polygamy degrading to her sex and immoral. When her husband discovered that Elizabeth was missing, a search party was formed. She was eventually found outside the city gates where she was hiding, returned to Münster, and was reconciled to her husband.
On learning of the stubborn audacity of this rebellious young woman, King Jan van Leyden had Elizabeth thrown into prison. However, two days later he had her brought before himself, eager to see the woman who thus dared defy the laws of the city. The king was struck with Elizabeth's beauty and noble figure. " Page 29 Elizabeth found grace in the king's eyes. She did not become a washerwoman or a maidservant of the king. She became his wife and for six months was called the Queen of King Jan van Leyden.