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Church and people : England, 1450-1660

Author: Claire Cross
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, ©1999.
Series: Blackwell classic histories of England.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In the medieval system the Pope and Bishops ruled the Church, the Monarch and Lords ruled the State. However, in England from the late fourteenth century with the rise of Lollardy, this division was increasingly challenged by the laity's insistence on their right to choose not only between different systems of Church governments but also between different forms of religious belief." "Church and People traces the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Cross
ISBN: 0631214623 9780631214625 0631214674 9780631214670
OCLC Number: 40839866
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Church and people, 1450-1660. 1976.
Description: 258 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements. 1. Prologue: Lay Questioning of the Medieval Church. 2. Lollard Revival and Conservative Reform. 3. The Henrician Reformation: Protestantism, Anti-Clericalism and the Royal Supremacy. 4. Protestant Advance and Popular Reaction. 5. Catholic Restoration and Protestant Resistance. 6. The Elizabethan Church: Settlement and Separation. 7. Protestant Consolidation. 8. The Laudian Ascendancy. 9. Implementing Lay Supremacy, 1640-1660. 10. Epilogue: The Achievement of Lay Power in the Church. Bibliographical Appendix: Change and Continuity. Abbreviations. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
Series Title: Blackwell classic histories of England.
Responsibility: Claire Cross.

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Traces the laity's struggle to achieve supremacy in the English Church and shows how the political and social developments between 1450 and 1660 were decisively influenced by this conflict, as  Read more...

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