A confusion of tongues: Britain's wars of reformation, by Charles W. A. Prior

By Charles W. A. Prior

A examine of the political and spiritual rules that contributed to the cave in of the authority of Charles I in 1642, this article aids the historic figuring out of the factors and nature of the English Civil conflict and demanding situations of the dominant interpretations of the conflict.

summary: A research of the political and spiritual principles that contributed to the cave in of the authority of Charles I in 1642, this article aids the ancient knowing of the explanations and nature of the English Civil warfare and demanding situations of the dominant interpretations of the clash

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The Varieties of British Political Thought, 1500–1800 (Cambridge, 1993), 58–61. ), Conformity and Orthodoxy in the English Church, c. 1560–1660 (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2000), ix–xx; Peter Lake and David Como, ‘ “Orthodoxy” and its Discontents: Dispute Settlement and the Production of “Consensus” in the London (Puritan) “Underground” ’, JBS, 39 (2000), 34–70. 6 For a discussion of these themes in an earlier context, see Ethan H. Shagan, Popular Politics and the English Reformation (Cambridge, 2003), ch.

This added significant depth and authority to the concept of the ecclesiastical supremacy, and based it in sources that were difficult to dismiss. Nevertheless, pragmatic defences of the vital necessity of religious uniformity continued to define the response to religious dissent. Edward Coke, in the preface to an Assize charge, set forth detailed reasons for the continued censure of both Catholics and Protestant non-conformists. 83 However, not all shared Ridley’s optimism about the extent to which branches of law could be reconciled.

Bodl. 4 Rawl. 277, 8. 23 SRP, vol. 1, 61. 24 Conrad Russell, ‘Arguments for Religious Unity in England, 1530–1650’, JEH, 18 (1967), 201–26; Ethan Shagan, ‘Beyond Good and Evil: Thinking With Moderates in Early Modern England’, JBS, 49 (2010), 488–513, esp. 496–500. 25 See Charles W. A. Prior, ‘Ancient and Reformed? Thomas Bell and Jacobean Conformist Thought’, Canadian Journal of History, 38 (2003), 428–30. ), The Early Stuart Church, 1603–1642 (Stanford, 1993), 187–210. 27 Thomas Stapleton, A counterblast to M.

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