Visitation Articles and Injunctions of the Early Stuart Church: I. 1603-25

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This is the first of two volumes which reproduce manuscript and printed documents for the years 1603-1642. The articles issued by archbishops, bishops, archdeacons and others exercising ecclesiastical jurisdiction have been frequently used by historians as evidence of the priorities and concerns of church government, but until now there has been no systematic examination of the structure and contents of articles, nor the relationship between sets issued by different archbishops, bishops or archdeacons. These two volumes attempt to fill this gap. Volume 1, centring on the Church of James I, contains no less than sixty-six sets of articles, printed either in full or in collated form and includes injunctions or charges issued duringor after visitations. Volume 2 extends the same treatment to the Caroline Church up to the Civil War.KENNETH FINCHAM is lecturer in history at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
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An important sourcebook for research about early seventeenth-century religious and social history. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTSets a standard of excellence which will gain the society a high reputation... A rich quarry for historians with a range of interests... a major achievement in the scholarly editing of a set of documents which have for much too long been inaccessible to ecclesiastical and social historians and which they cannot afford to ignore. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTOR&Ygrave;Evidence on such matters as Laudianism, episcopal jurisdiction, recusancy and the church courts — also a rich source for information on the day-to-day life of Jacobean England.'CHURCH TIMES An important work... the introduction is especially valuable for its analysis of the authorship of the articles and for its detailed description of how the bishops used them. CHURCH HISTORY (US)An invaluable source for ecclesiastical history... a splendid forst volume in what promises to be a highly important record series. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851153537
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/12/1998
  • Series: Church of England Record Society, #1
  • Pages: 253
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Textual Conventions
1 Bishop Francis Godwin's Injunctions for Llandaff diocese, 1603 1
2 Archbishop Richard Bancroft's letter to his commissioners for his metropolitical visitation, 1605 4
3 Archbishop Richard Bancroft's articles for his metropolitical visitation of ten dioceses, 1605 6
4 Archbishop Richard Bancroft's articles for Wells Cathedral, 1605 24
5 Bishop Richard Vaughan's articles for London diocese, 1605 26
6 Bishop Thomas Ravis's orders for Gloucester deanery, 1605 53
7 Bishop Lancelot Andrewes's orders for Chichester diocese, 1606 54
8 Archbishop Tobie Matthew's articles for York province, 1607 55
9 Bishop William Chaderton's articles for Lincoln diocese, 1607 70
10 Archbishop Richard Bancroft's orders for Canterbury Cathedral, 1609 92
11 Royal Instructions to the episcopate, July 1610 94
12 Royal Instructions to the episcopate, May 1611 98
13 Archbishop George Abbot's articles for Gloucester diocese, 1612 100
14 Archbishop George Abbot's articles for Bristol Cathedral, 1612 118
15 Archdeacon Robert Johnson's advertisements and articles for Leicester archdeaconry, 1613 122
16 Archdeacon Lionel Sharpe's articles for Berkshire archdeaconry, 1615 130
17 Articles on foreigners and recusants in London archdeaconry, c. 1615 137
18 Bishop Samuel Harsnett's articles for Chichester Cathedral, 1616 139
19 Bishop Thomas Dove's articles for Peterborough diocese, 1617 142
20 The Book of Sports, 1618 149
21 Bishop Francis Godwin's orders on Sunday recreations in Hereford diocese, c. 1618-24 152
22 Bishop John Bridgeman's articles for Chester Cathedral, 1619 153
23 Bishop John Overall's articles for Norwich diocese, 1619 157
24 Bishop Lancelot Andrewes's articles for Winchester diocese, 1619 178
25 Bishop John Howson's articles for Oxford diocese, 1619 188
26 Bishop Theophilus Field's articles for Llandaff diocese, 1621 200
27 Bishop George Montaigne's orders for London diocese, c. 1621-8 202
28 Bishop Miles Smith's articles for Gloucester diocese, 1622 204
29 Royal Directions to Preachers, 1622 211
30 Bishop John Howson's letter accompanying the Directions to Preachers in Oxford diocese, 1622 215
Appendix: Bishop Samuel Harsnett's articles on lecturers from his set of articles for Norwich diocese, 1620 216
Index 217
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