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The English Reformation and the Laity

Gloucestershire, 1540-1580

Author: Caroline Litzenberger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521520218

Category: History

Page: 244

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The story of the English Reformation from the viewpoint of ordinary people and their parishes.

Reformation and the English People

Author: JJ Scarisbrick

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631147558

Category: History

Page: 216

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The complex web of events which we call the Reformation had a profound and lasting effect on English life. This book is a new attempt to understand how it 'happened' and how English men and women responded to it. Using the evidence of wills and account-books, examining late medieval church building and, above all, the striking popularity of the lay fraternity, Professor Scarisbrick argues that there was little violent discontent with the old Church on the eve of the Reformation - that, on the whole, English layfolk had been able to fashion a Church which suited their needs well enough. The main thrust for the ensuring changes came from 'above' and was rarely accompanied by the fierce anticlericialism and iconoclasm that was often a feature of the continental Reformation. Professor Scarisbrick examines the unparalleled spoliation of religious houses, shrines, colleges, chantries, guilds and parish churches in the years 1536 to 1553, and lay attitudes to it. He argues that the changes encountered more resistance than has often been supposed. The story of what happened to schools and hospitals in Edward VI's reign and the survival and revival of the old faith under (and after) Mary add weight to his arguments. He shows clearly that to describe the Reformation as a victory of layman over cleric is far too simple, and that many of our common assumptions about the Reformation need to be reconsidered.

Preaching During the English Reformation

Author: Susan Wabuda

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521453950

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 1907

A study of the religious culture of sixteenth-century England, centred around preaching.

The English Reformation Revised

Author: Christopher Haigh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521336314

Category: History

Page: 229

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Twenty years ago, historians thought they understood the Reformation in England. Professor A. G. Dickens's elegant The English Reformation was then new, and highly influential: it seemed to show how national policy and developing reformist allegiance interacted to produce an acceptable and successful Protestant Reformation. But, since then, the evidence of the statute book, of Protestant propagandists and of heresy trials has come to seem less convincing, Neglected documents, especially the records of diocesan administration and parish life, have been explored, new questions have been asked - and many of the answers have been surprising. Some of the old certainties have been demolished, and many of the assumptions of the old interpretation of the Reformation have been undermined, in a wide-ranging process of revision. But the fruits of the new 'revisionism' are still buried in technical academic journals, difficult for students and teachers to find and to use. There is no up-to-date textbook, no comprehensive new survey, to challenge the orthodoxies enshrined in older works. This volume seeks to fulfill two crucial needs for students of Tudor England. First, it brings together some of the most readable of the recent innovative essays and articles into a single book. Second, it seeks to show how a new 'revisionist' interpretation of the English Reformation can be constructed, and examines its strengths and weaknesses. In short, it is an alternative to a new textbook survey - until someone has time (and courage) to write one. The new Introduction sets out the framework for a new understanding of the Reformation, and shows how already published work can be fitted into it. The nine essays (one printed here for the first time) provide detailed studies of particular problems in Reformation history, and general surveys of the progress of religious change. The new Conclusion tries to plug some of the remaining gaps, and suggests how the Reformation came to divide the English nation. It is a deliberately controversial collection, to be used alongside existing textbooks and to promote rethinking and debate.

Clerical Marriage and the English Reformation

Precedent, Policy, and Practice

Author: Helen L. Parish

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754600381

Category: History

Page: 276

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"This study sets the debate over clerical marriage within the context of the key debates of the Reformation, offering insights into the nature of the reformers' attempts to break with the Catholic past, and illustrating the relationship between English polemicists and their continental counterparts. The debate was not without practical consequences, and the author sets this study of polemical arguments alongside an analysis of the response of clergy in several English dioceses to the legalisation of clerical marriage in 1549. Conclusions are based upon the evidence of wills, visitation records, and the proceedings of the ecclesiastical courts."--BOOK JACKET.

Ritualism, Romanism and the English Reformation

Author: William Edward Jelf

Publisher: N.A


Category: Public worship

Page: 178

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Henry VIII and the English Reformation

Author: David G Newcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134842562

Category: History

Page: 96

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When Henry VIII died in 1547 he left a church in England that had broken with Rome - but was it Protestant? The English Reformation was quite different in its methods, motivations and results to that taking place on the continent. This book: * examines the influences of continental reform on England * describes the divorce of Henry VIII and the break with Rome * discusses the political and religious consequences of the break with Rome * assesses the success of the Reformation up to 1547 * provides a clear guide to the main strands of historical thought on the topic.

English Reformation: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199809288

Category: History

Page: 28

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Oaths and the English Reformation

Author: Jonathan Michael Gray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018021

Category: History

Page: 272

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An examination of the significance and function of oaths in the English Reformation.

The Rise and Progress of the English Reformation

Author: Nicholas Sander

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reformation

Page: 469

View: 8936

The Rise of the Laity in Evangelical Protestantism

Author: Deryck Lovegrove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134485980

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2128

This comprehensive investigation into the involvement of ordinary Christians in Church activities and in anti-clerical dissent, explores a phenomenon stretching from Britain and Germany to the Americas and beyond. It considers how evangelicalism, as an anti-establishmentarian and profoundly individualistic movement, has allowed the traditionally powerless to become enterprising, vocal, and influential in the religious arena and in other areas of politics and culture.

Religion and the Early Modern State

Views from China, Russia, and the West

Author: James D. Tracy,Marguerite Ragnow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521828253

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 2007

Thirteen 2005 essays show worldwide perspectives of how early modern governments attempted to regulate religious life.

London and the Reformation

Author: Susan Brigden

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571322611

Category: History

Page: 688

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London and the Reformation (1989) was the first book by Susan Brigden (later to win the prestigious Wolfson Prize for her Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest). It tells of London's sixteenth-century transformation by a new faith that was both fervently evangelised and fiercely resisted, as a succession of governments and monarchs - Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Mary - vied for control. London's disproportionate size and wealth, its mix of social forces and high politics, and the strength of its religious sectors made the capital a key factor in the reception of the English Reformation. Brigden draws upon rich archival sources to examine how these religious dilemmas were confronted. 'A tour de force of historical narrative... which can be read with both pleasure and profit by scholars and non-scholars alike.' Times Literary Supplement 'Magisterial... richly detailed... teeming with the vivid street language of the sixteenth century.' London Review of Books

Contesting the Reformation

Author: C. Scott Dixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118272307

Category: History

Page: 240

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Contesting the Reformation provides a comprehensive survey of the most influential works in the field of Reformation studies from a comparative, cross-national, interdisciplinary perspective. Represents the only English-language single-authored synthetic study of Reformation historiography Addresses both the English and the Continental debates on Reformation history Provides a thematic approach which takes in the main trends in modern Reformation history Draws on the most recent publications relating to Reformation studies Considers the social, political, cultural, and intellectual implications of the Reformation and the associated literature

Elizabeth and the English Reformation

the struggle form Staple settlement of religion

Author: N.A

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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The Growth of English Schooling, 1340-1548

Learning, Literacy, and Laicization in Pre-Reformation York Diocese

Author: Jo Ann Hoeppner Moran

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400856167

Category: Education

Page: 348

View: 9303

In contrast to the prevailing view, this book reveals the educational revolution" of the 1500s to have grown from an earlier expansion of elementary and grammar education in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and early sixteenth centuries. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Henry VIII and the English Reformation

Author: Richard Rex

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230208134

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 6541

Abandoning the traditional narrative approach to the subject, Richard Rex presents an analytical account which sets out the logic of Henry VIII's shortlived Reformation. Starting with the fundamental matter of the royal supremacy, Rex goes on to investigate the application of this principle to the English ecclesiastical establishment and to the traditional religion of the people. He then examines the extra impetus and the new direction which Henry's regime gave to the development of a vernacular and literate devotional culture, and shows how, despite Henry's best intentions, serious religious divisions had emerged in England by the end of his reign. The study emphasises the personal role of Henry VIII in driving the Reformation process and how this process, in turn, considerably reinforced the monarch's power. This updated edition of a powerful interpretation of Henry VIII's Reformation retains the analytical edge and stylish lucidity of the original text while taking full account of the latest research. An important new chapter elucidates the way in which 'politics' and 'religion' interacted in early Tudor England.

The Stripping of the Altars

Traditional Religion in England, C.1400-c.1580

Author: Eamon Duffy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300108286

Category: Religion

Page: 654

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Recreating lay people's experience of the religion of the pre-Reformation church, this text argues that late-medieval Catholicism was neither decadent nor decayed, but was a strong & vigorous tradition, & that the Reformation represented a violent rupture from a popular & thoroughly respectable religious system. Previous ed.: 1992.

The Guild and Guild Buildings of Shakespeare's Stratford

Society, Religion, School and Stage

Author: Professor J R Mulryne

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409473155

Category: Architecture

Page: 292

View: 5612

The guild buildings of Shakespeare’s Stratford represent a rare instance of a largely unchanged set of buildings which draw together the threads of the town’s civic life. With its multi-disciplinary perspectives on this remarkable group of buildings, this volume provides a comprehensive account of the religious, educational, legal, social and theatrical history of Stratford, focusing on the sixteenth century and Tudor Reformation. The essays interweave with one another to provide a map of the complex relationships between the buildings and their history. Opening with an investigation of the Guildhall, which served as the headquarters of the Guild of the Holy Cross until the Tudor Reformation, the book explores the building’s function as a centre of local government and community law and as a place of entertainment and education. It is beyond serious doubt that Shakespeare was a school boy here, and the many visits to the Guildhall by professional touring players during the latter half of the sixteenth-century may have prompted his acting and playwriting career. The Guildhall continues to this day to house a school for the education of secondary-level boys. The book considers educational provision during the mid sixteenth century as well as examining the interaction between touring players and the everyday politics and social life of Stratford. At the heart of the volume is archaeological and documentary research which uses up-to-date analysis and new dendrochronological investigations to interpret the buildings and their medieval wall paintings as well as proposing a possible location of the school before it transferred to the Guildhall. Together with extensive archival research into the town’s Court of Record which throws light on the commercial and social activities of the period, this rich body of research brings us closer to life as it was lived in Shakespeare’s Stratford.

A Call to Union on the Principles of the English Reformation: a Sermon, Preached at the Primary Visitation of Charles Thomas, Lord Bishop of Ripon ...

With Notes and an Appendix, Containing Copious Extracts from the Reformers ... From the Sixth London Ed.`

Author: Walter Farquhar Hook

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reformation

Page: 131

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