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When did coffins become obligatory?

Just to make it clear: I DO know that burying the dead in coffins is not obligatory any more. I also DID research for my MA thesis, but this is just minor additional information that would have come at hand. The church made the use of coffins obligatory in Britain at some point (I think around the 17th century), but since I'm not sure I thought some of you may know the answer.

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