By Patrick Collinson, John Craig, Brett Usher
On the middle of Elizabeth I's reign, a mystery convention of priests met in and round Dedham, Essex, on a per 30 days foundation on the way to speak about concerns of neighborhood and nationwide curiosity. Their amassed papers, a distinct survival from the clandestine global of early English nonconformity, are the following published in complete for the 1st time, including a hitherto unpublished narrative by way of the Suffolk minister, Thomas Rogers, which throws a flood of sunshine on related, if extra public, clerical task in and round Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, through the comparable interval. Taken jointly, the 2 texts supply an unrivalled perception into the minds and the tools of that community of 'godly' ministers whose professed goal was once to switch the stern provisions of the Elizabethan payment of faith, either through ceaseless lobbying and via sensible instance. The editors' creation for this reason emphasizes the advanced nature of the English protestant culture among the Tudor mid-century and the accession of James I, in addition to trying to plot the politico-ecclesiastical advancements of the 1580s in a few element. A entire biographical sign up of the individuals of the Dedham convention, of the Bury St Edmunds academics, and of many different vital names pointed out within the texts, completes the quantity.
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Additional resources for Conferences and Combination Lectures in the Elizabethan Church: Dedham and Bury St Edmunds, 1582-1590 (Church of England Record Society)
Collinson, Religion of protestants, pp. 141–5. Ralph Houlbrooke, Church courts and the people during the English reformation 1520–1570 (Oxford, 1979), p. 252; PRO SP 12/73/68; Magdalene College, Cambridge, Pepysian Library, MS ‘Papers of State’, II, 633–40. 130 Collinson, Elizabethan essays, p. 181n. 131 Parkhurst, pp. 37–42, 193, 197–200, 202–9. 132 And then came the affair of the prophesyings, a dry run for the queen’s confrontation with Archbishop Grindal in 1576–7. Parkhurst had given his blessing to the exercises in Norwich, Bury and other parts of his diocese.
467–98. Collinson, Grindal, ch. 13; Collinson, EPM, pp. 168–76. 1, fos. 166v–7r, 169r, l7lr. Archdeacon John Walker to Bishop Edwin Sandys, July 1576, LPL, MS 2003, fo. 12; BL, Add. MS 29546, fos. 48r–50r; Collinson, ‘PCM’, pp. 184–5. Richard Curteys, bishop of Chichester to Grindal, 15 July 1576, LPL, MS 2003, fo. 4; BL, Add MS 29546, fos. 50v–1v. Bishop William Bradbridge to Grindal, 9 July 1576, LPL, MS 2003, fo. 8; BL, Add. MS 29546, fo. 40v. 14, fos. 1, fos. 164v–6r. LPL, MS 2007, fos. 106–8, where this note is in Cooper’s own hand; other copies in BL, MS Cotton Vespasian C XIV (ii), fos.
Hard on its heels followed the elevation of Whitgift to Canterbury in September 1583 and the ‘subscription crisis’ of 1583–4, which, insofar as it directly concerned 90 91 92 93 94 Like Sandys, Aylmer awaits a modern biographer. Meanwhile, see Brett Usher’s entry in Oxford DNB, on which the following paragraphs are based, and Collinson, EPM, passim. For events in Maldon, see BR, pp. 209–14. For full details, see BR, pp. 269–72; also Collinson, EPM, pp. 343–4. See Brett Usher’s entry on Robert 3rd Lord Rich in Oxford DNB.
Conferences and Combination Lectures in the Elizabethan Church: Dedham and Bury St Edmunds, 1582-1590 (Church of England Record Society) by Patrick Collinson, John Craig, Brett Usher