Prayer Book And People In Elizabethan And Early Stuart England (Cambridge Studies In Early Modern British History)
Prayer Book and People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History)
This book explores the culture of conformity to the Church of England and its liturgy in the period after the Reformation and before the outbreak of the Civil War. It provides a necessary corrective to our view of religion in that period through a serious exploration of the laypeople who conformed, out of conviction, to the Book of Common Prayer. These "prayer book Protestants" formed a significant part of the spectrum of society in Tudor and Stuart England, yet until now they have remained an almost completely uninvestigated group.
"This book is an original, provocative, and persuasive analysis of the character of the Church of England in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries." Sewanee Theological Review
"This is an ambitious and intelligent study, which raises important questions about the `bedding-down' of the English Reformation, and the formation of confessional identities between the accession of Elizabeth and the outbreak of civil war." Peter Marshall, 16th Century Journal
"This book is an original, provocative, and persuasive analysis of the character of the Church of England in the late...