The Later Reformation in England, 1547-1603

Author: Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9780333921395

Category: History

Page: 173

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The English Reformation was the event which chiefly shaped English identity well into the twentieth century. It made the English kingdom a self-consciously Protestant state dominating the British Isles, and boasting an established Church which eventually developed a peculiar religious agenda, Anglicanism. Although Henry VIII triggered a break with the Pope in his eccentric quest to rid himself of an inconveniently loyal wife, the Reformation soon slipped from his control, and in the reigns of his Tudor successors, it developed a momentum which made it one of the success stories of European Protestantism. In this book, MacCulloch discusses the developing Reformation in England through the later Tudor reigns: Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. He provides a narrative of events, then discusses the ideas which shaped the English Reformation, and surveys the ways in which the English reacted to it, how far and quickly they accepted it and assesses those who remained dissenters. This new edition is fully updated to take account of new material in the field that has appeared in the last decade.

Reformation Fictions

Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Author: Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960469X

Category: History

Page: 239

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Reformation Fictions rehabilitates a body of little-known Elizabethan texts. It takes some twenty polemical Protestant dialogues written predominantly by puritan clerics, and for the first time gives them a literary, historicist and, to a lesser extent, theological reading.

Writing the Reformation: Acts and Monuments and the Jacobean History Play

Acts and Monuments and the Jacobean History Play

Author: Marsha Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351741640

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This title was first published in 2002. This work invests the post-Shakespearean history plays of the Jacobean era - including among others Shakespeare's "Henry VIII" (1613), Dekker's "The Whore of Babylon" (1606), and Heywood's "If You Know Not Me, You Know Nobody" (1604-5)-with new significance by recognizing the role they played in popularizing and re-appropriating Foxe's "Book of Martyrs", one of the most formative and culturally significant Reformation texts. This study presents the historical stage as a site of a continuing Reformation debate over the nature of political authority, the validity of conscience and the challenge to social and gender hierarchies implicit in Protestant doctrine. Relating each play to contemporary political events, the book demonstrates the role of the Jacobean stage in promoting reformation and informing with providential meaning the events unfolding outside the theatre.

Six Renaissance Men and Women

Innovation, Biography and Cultural Creativity in Tudor England, C.1450-1560

Author: Elisabeth Salter

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754654407

Category: History

Page: 167

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In this innovative study, Elisabeth Salter reconstructs the lives of six men and women of the early Renaissance and leads us on a quest to reconstruct their lost cultural worlds.The six men and women are all figures from the margins of the royal courts during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII. This book will appeal to historians of the late-medieval period and the Renaissance, and will serve as an exemplary model to scholars of biographical reconstruction.

The Loyal Opposition

Tudor Traditionalist Polemics, 1535-1558

Author: Ellen A. Mack

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 299

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Between 1535 and 1558, Bishops Gardiner, Tunstal, and Bonner, the theologian Richard Smith, the layman Miles Huggarde, and other traditionalists mounted a spirited defense of Catholic teaching. Ellen Macek's The Loyal Opposition breaks new ground by analyzing the intellectual and theological basis of their polemics on the key issues of justification and the Eucharist. It demonstrates how they drew upon a blend of scholastic and humanistic elements to oppose religious innovation while simultaneously submitting to the schism with Rome. In conclusion, it reassesses the fatal weaknesses and enduring contributions of their position.

Reformation England 1480-1642

Author: Peter Marshall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849665672

Category: History

Page: 272

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Reformation England 1480-1642 provides a clear and accessible narrative account of the English Reformation, explaining how historical interpretations of its major themes have changed and developed over the past few decades, where they currently stand - and where they seem likely to go. A great deal of interesting and important new work on the English Reformation has appeared recently, such as lively debates on Queen Mary's role, work on the divisive character of Puritanism, and studies on music and its part in the Reformation. The spate of new material indicates the importance and vibrancy of the topic, and also of the continued need for students and lecturers to have some means of orientating themselves among its thickets and by-ways. This revised edition takes into account new contributions to the subject and offers the author's expert judgment on their meaning and significance.