Anglican Church


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Anthologization Susanna Hopton
George Hickes included in A Second Collection of Controversial LettersA Letter Written by a Gentlewoman of Quality to a Romish Priest: that is, by SH to Henry Turberville on choosing the Anglican over...
Characters Lucas Malet
The class difference between this pair is figured in the religion of their respective fathers, which each has rejected. Colthurst's father was a fashionable preacher who regularly packed his Anglican church; Jenny's is an ex-seaman...
Characters Georgiana Fullerton
A long novel with a complex plot, Grantley Manor concerns the trials of both Anglican and Catholic heroines, and the human cost of religious prejudice.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
It opens on the motherless Margaret Leslie growing up an...
Cultural formation Iris Murdoch
Although brought up as a Protestant and confirmed while at school as an Anglican , IM later considered herself nothing more specific than a Christian fellow-traveller.
Todd, Janet, editor. Dictionary of British Women Writers. Routledge, 1989.
At more than one stage of her life...
Cultural formation Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
She came from a Welsh entrepreneurial or upper-class family. Her class status (or in this case that of her husband) in 1913 ensured her release from prison, where she had been sent for suffrage activity...
Cultural formation Githa Sowerby
GS 's father's family had been in the glass manufacturing business for several generations. The business was at its peak in her early years and her family was rich and respected. But its empire-building days...
Cultural formation Bessie Head
Brought up by a Roman Catholic foster-mother, sent to an Anglican mission school at thirteen and made to change her religion from one day to the next,
Eilersen, Gillian Stead. Bessie Head. Wits University Press, 2007.
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she wrote later that for years...
Cultural formation Pamela Hansford Johnson
Religion, too, became important to PHJ in her youth. Though she notes a streak of emotional Calvinism
Johnson, Pamela Hansford. Important to Me. Macmillan; Scribner, 1974.
in herself, she loved the music and ritual of the Broad Church Anglican services to which her...
Cultural formation Lucas Malet
LM was born into the English professional class or intelligentsia. She grew up in the heart of the Church of England , but later, despite the irreverence with which her writings handle religious topics, converted...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Burnet
EB was born into an English gentry family. John Fell , Bishop of Oxford (remembered as a scholar and an energetic reformer and upholder of standards at Oxford University and the University Press ), was...
Cultural formation Isa Craig
Isa grew up poor and Scottish.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Her family's denominational affiliation is unknown, but as an adult she belonged to the Church of England .
Rendall, Jane. “’A Moral Engine’? Feminism, Liberalism and the <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘j’>English Woman’s Journal</span&gt”;. Equal or Different: Women’s Politics 1800-1914, edited by Jane Rendall, Basil Blackwell, 1987, pp. 112-38.
Hirsch, Pam. Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon 1827-1891: Feminist, Artist and Rebel. Chatto and Windus, 1998.
Cultural formation Anne Finch
She was born in the English upper class and baptised into the Anglican church. A monarchist by family tradition, she developed a Jacobite identity after James II was ousted from his throne.
Cultural formation Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
Born into the Hungarian nobility, she remained hierarchical in her ways of thinking, though her snobbishness was balanced by some skill with the common touch. Brought up a Roman Catholic , she became a committed...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Strutt
ES appears to have been securely rooted in the English middle class, presumably white, and evidently from her later writings an Anglican .
Cultural formation Margaret Gatty
She was born into an English, presumably white, strongly Anglican family of the professional class. Male members of her family on both sides had risen in their professions through sheer ability, and there was a...


A young English priest, Thomas Cranmer , wrote two letters to Johannes Dantiscus , whom he had met on a royal mission to the Holy Roman Emperor in Spain, where Dantiscus was then Polish ambassador.
November 1534
The Act of Supremacy declared the monarch, not the Pope , head of the Church of England.
October 1536
The Pilgrimage of Grace, a major armed rebellion against Henry VIII 's religious reforms and dissolution of monasteries and convents (in effect, against the birth of the Church of England ), spread across the...
Late 1552
Thomas Cranmer , Archbishop of Canterbury under Edward VI , produced an Anglican revised Book of Common Prayer.
Negotiating between opposing factions, Elizabeth I sought to establish the English Church under her headship; Thomas Cranmer 's Prayer Book of 1552 became the official Book of Common Prayer.
Convocation of the Church of England drew up the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, as a statement of what it is necessary for an Anglican to believe.
August 1598
Full-scale revolt against English rule (that is, rule over the Roman Catholic Church majority by a newly-settled Anglican elite) broke out in Ireland in the form of Tyrone's Rebellion, led by Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone .
16 January 1604
One year into his reign in England, King James I received a petitionthat there might bee a newe translation of the Bible to improve on existing, imperfect English versions.
2 May 1611
A committee of bishops completed and issued the English Bibletranslation generally called either the King James Bible (in North America) or the Authorised Version (in Britain).
October 1636
The Scottish Privy Council was ordered to issue a proclamation compelling the Scottish Kirk to use the new (Anglican ) Scottish Prayer Book designed by Laud .
April 1637
Alexander Henderson of Leuchars, a godly leader of the Scottish Kirk , held a secret meeting with a group of Edinburgh matrons to enlist their aid in resistance against the imposition of the new (...
23 July 1637
The AnglicanBook of Common Prayer was used for the first time, according to Charles I 's order, at St Giles's Church in Edinburgh, the centre of the Scottish (Presbyterian ) Church.
28 February 1638
At Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotsmen opposed to Charles I 's imposition of the AnglicanBook of Common Prayer on the Scottish (Presbyterian ) Church signed a National Covenant against such innovations: in...
27 March-June 1639
Charles I made war on the ScottishCovenanters , or adherents of Presbyterianism .
20 August 1640
The Scots (provoked by Charles I 's imposition of the AnglicanBook of Common Prayer on the Scottish Presbyterian Church in 1637) invaded England, and for the second time in eighteen months their monarch marched against them.


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