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Travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England : tales of discord and dissension

Author: David Cressy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Cressy examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by beliefs and events outside the social norm. Drawing on local texts and narratives he reveals how a series of troubling and unorthodox happenings - bestiality and monstrous births, seduction and abortion, nakedness and cross-dressing, excommunication and irregular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Cressy
ISBN: 0198207816 9780198207818
OCLC Number: 41439520
Description: xi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Agnes Bowker's Cat: Childbirth, Seduction, Bestiality and Lies --
Monstrous Births and Credible Reports: Portents, Texts and Testimonies --
Mercy Gould and the Vicar of Cuckfield: Domestic and Clerical Pleading --
Rose Arnold's Confession: Seduction, Deception and Distress in the Heart of England --
The Essex Abortionist: Depravity, Sex and Violence --
Another Midwife's Tale: Alcohol, Patriarchy and Childbirth in Early Modern London --
Cross-Dressing in the Birth Room: Gender Trouble and Cultural Boundaries --
Who Buried Mrs Horseman? Excommunication, Accommodation, and Silence --
Mocking the Clergy: Wars of Words in Parish and Pulpit --
The Atheists Sermon: Belief, Unbelief and Traditionalism in the Elizabethan North --
Baptized Beasts and Other Travesties: Affronts to Rites of Passage --
The Battle of the Altars: Turning the Tables and Breaking the Rails --
The Portraiture of Prynne's Pictures: Performances on the Public Stage --
The Downfall of Cheapside Cross: Vandalism, Ridicule and Iconoclasm --
The Adamites Exposed: Naked Radicals in the English Revolution.
Responsibility: David Cressy.
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