ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

putting away of books and images act 1549

Okay kiddo, so let me explain to you what "putting away of books and images act 1549" means.

Back in the olden days, when people believed in different religions and had different ways of doing things, there was a group of people called the Protestants who did not agree with some of the things that the Catholics believed in. One of the things that they didn't like was the way that the Catholics used pictures and statues to worship.

They believed that you shouldn't have any images or statues of God or saints because that was like worshipping something that wasn't really there. So, in 1549, the Protestant government passed a law called the "putting away of books and images act" which basically said that all these statues and pictures that the Catholics had in their churches needed to be taken down and put away.

This law also said that certain books that the Catholics used for their religious ceremonies were not allowed anymore. This made a lot of Catholics very upset because they felt like their religion was being targeted and attacked.

But at the end of the day, the law was passed to try to make everyone follow the same rules when it came to religion. Does that make sense to you, little one?