Anglican Church


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
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 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...
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...
Cultural formation Ann Jebb
She was born into the English professional class, with connections in the nobility, and brought up in the Anglican church. As an adult she became, like her husband, an early Unitarian .
Meadley, George William. “Memoir of Mrs. Jebb”. The Monthly Repository, pp. 597 - 604, 661.
Cultural formation Agnes Beaumont
AB chose her own faith, joining first the Independents and then the Baptists . Her family belonged to the Church of England (though her elder brother seems to have been a dissenter like herself).
Cultural formation Edna Lyall
Her family had been Roman Catholic back in 1605, at the height of Catholic unrest and persecution of Catholics in England.
Escreet, J. M. The Life of Edna Lyall. Longmans, Green and Co., 1904.
EL , however, came from a liberal Unitarian background: her father (to whom...
Cultural formation Mary Caesar
Born into the English gentry class, she was an Anglican and a fervent Tory and Jacobite , who believed, in fact, that these two terms were synonymous.
Cultural formation Iris Murdoch
IM was born Irish but grew up in England from babyhood, with holidays in Ireland. Her mother's family, with a history as Anglo-Irish adherents of the Church of Ireland , had come down in the...
Cultural formation Mary Davys
MD may have come from the lower classes.
Bowden, Martha F., and Mary Davys. “Introduction”. The Reform’d Coquet; or, Memoirs of Amoranda; Familiar Letters Betwixt a Gentleman and a Lady; and, The Accomplish’d Rake; or, Modern Fine Gentleman, University Press of Kentucky, 1999, p. ix - xlix.
She became a middle-class Whig, proud of her Irish background and her status as widow of an Anglican clergyman.
Cultural formation Antonia Fraser
Antonia converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism at the age of about thirteen, when her mother did. (Her father had already converted in 1940, but she says her parents put no pressure on her.) Being a...
Cultural formation Lady Hester Pulter
Hester Ley was born into a large and upwardly-mobile English gentry family whose religion was Anglican and whose menfolk were expected to serve (and do well for themselves) in public life: elected to parliament, loyal...
Cultural formation Charlotte Maria Tucker
CMT , who later published as A. L. O. E., formally converted to the Evangelical wing of the Church of England .
Khorana, Meena, and Judith Gero John, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 163. Gale Research, 1996.
163: 318
Bratton, Jacqueline S. The Impact of Victorian Children’s Fiction. Croom Helm, 1981.
71, 75
Cultural formation Joan Whitrow
JW , a Londoner with possible Welsh heritage, was a restless seeker after religious truth, apparently throughout her life. She sometimes dressed in sackcloth and ashes as a mark of penitence, for as much as...
Cultural formation Mary Martha Sherwood
MMS was born into the English professional class and the Anglican faith. After she went to India the fact that she was white became a crucial part of her identity. After meeting Henry Martyn she...
Cultural formation Monica Furlong
The Church ofEngland was still resolved against ordaining women when in 1986 a vote was passed forbidding invitations to visiting, foreign women priests to celebrate Holy Communion. MF and her associates responded by founding the...


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.