The English Reformation and the Laity: Gloucestershire, 1540-1580 / Edition 1

The English Reformation and the Laity: Gloucestershire, 1540-1580 / Edition 1

by Caroline Litzenberger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521520215

ISBN-13: 9780521520218

Pub. Date: 05/16/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book tells the story of the English Reformation from the viewpoint of ordinary people and their parishes. It discusses official policy and policymakers, as well as local bishops and priests, but the emphasis is on the laity in all its diversity, not just Catholic or Protestant. The book shows that while some individuals and parishes may have welcomed the new

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This book tells the story of the English Reformation from the viewpoint of ordinary people and their parishes. It discusses official policy and policymakers, as well as local bishops and priests, but the emphasis is on the laity in all its diversity, not just Catholic or Protestant. The book shows that while some individuals and parishes may have welcomed the new religion, people generally resisted change and then gradually created their own idiosyncratic sets of beliefs and practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521520218
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Edition description:
FIRST/REPRINT
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Setting the scene; 2. Gloucestershire in the 1530s; 3. The new diocese of Gloucester (1540–46); 4. The advent of Edwardian protestantism (1547–53); 5. A return to the old religion (1553–58); 6. The early years of Elizabeth's reign (1559–69); 7. The clarification of the religious settlement (1570–80); 8. Conclusion; Appendices.

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