Puritan Gentry Besieged 1650-1700

Puritan Gentry Besieged 1650-1700

by Trevor Cliffe
     
 

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The latter half of the seventeenth century saw the Puritan families of England struggle to preserve the old values in an era of tremendous political and religious upheaval. Even non-conformist ministers were inclined to be pessimistic about the endurance of 'godliness' - Puritan attitudes and practices - among the upper classes. Based on a study of family papers and… See more details below

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The latter half of the seventeenth century saw the Puritan families of England struggle to preserve the old values in an era of tremendous political and religious upheaval. Even non-conformist ministers were inclined to be pessimistic about the endurance of 'godliness' - Puritan attitudes and practices - among the upper classes. Based on a study of family papers and other primary resources, Trevor Cliffe's study reveals that in many cases, Puritan county families were playing a double game: outwardly in communion with the Church, they often employed non-conformist chaplains, and attended nonconformist meetings.

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ISBN-13:
9781134918157
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/11/2002
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
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