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  Rosaries were forbidden in England and Wales by the statute of 1571, but the act did not mention decade rings. The typical decade ring takes its name from the fact that it has 10 knobs and was intended to be used as a rosary. An Ave prayer was said for each of the knobs and then Our Father   for  the  bezel ( the center of the ring). 
   These rings continued to be made during periods of persecution of Roman Catholics, known as recusants, because they refused to conform to the Church of England. These rings are also known as soldier’s rosaries because they were often taken into battle by soldiers, most notably during WWI.

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Decade Ring Rosary