The Rosary is an ancient Christian prayer, traditionally given to St Dominic in the 13th century by the Virgin Mary. England from ancient times was devoted to the Virgin Mary. It was known as the 'Dowry of Mary' and was formally dedicated to her in Richard II's reign, a royal dedication never since revoked. This collection of modern poems, pictures old and new, and quotations from history show that the Rosary remained and remains 'England's Prayer'. With a foreword by His Lordship, Monsignor Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth.