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Bishops and power in early modern England, Marcus K. Harmes

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Bishops and power in early modern England
Title
Bishops and power in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Marcus K. Harmes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Armed with pistols and wearing jackboots, Bishop Henry Compton rode out in 1688 against his King but in defence of the Church of England and its bishops. His actions are a dramatic but telling indication of what was at stake for bishops in early modern England and Compton{u2019}s action at the height of the Restoration was the culmination of more than a century and a half of religious controversy that engulfed bishops. Bishops were among the most important instruments of royal, religious, national and local authority in seventeenth-century England. While their actions and ideas trickled down to the lower strata of the population, poor opinions of bishops filtered back up, finding expression in public forums, printed pamphlets and more subversive forms including scurrilous verse and mocking illustrations. Bishops and Power in Early Modern England explores the role and involvement of bishops at the centre of both government and belief in early modern England. It probes the controversial actions and ideas which sparked parliamentary agitation against them, demands for religious reform, and even war. Bishops and Power in Early Modern England examines arguments challenging episcopal authority and the counter-arguments which stressed the necessity of bishops in England and their status as useful and godly ministers. The book argues that episcopal writers constructed an identity as reformed agents of church authority. Charting the development of this identity over a hundred and fifty years, from the Reformation to the Restoration, this book traces the history of early modern England from an original and highly significant perspective. This book engages with many aspects of the social, political and religious history of early modern England and will therefore be key reading for undergraduates and postgraduates, and researchers working in the early modern field, and anyone who has an interest in this period of history
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harmes, Marcus K
Dewey number
941.06
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA375
LC item number
.H275 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bishops
  • Church and state
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • England
Label
Bishops and power in early modern England, Marcus K. Harmes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
856196777
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781472508355
Isbn Type
(HB)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)856196777
Label
Bishops and power in early modern England, Marcus K. Harmes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
856196777
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781472508355
Isbn Type
(HB)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)856196777

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