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 Fanny Kingsley
FK was presumably white, although Brenda Colloms describes her physical appearance as dark and handsome in a buxom, Spanish style. Her family was English and engaged in commerce on her father's side, Anglo-Irish and aristocratic...
Cultural formation Ann, Lady Fanshawe
She belonged to the English royalist gentry class. An Anglican , she resisted pressure in difficult circumstances to convert to Catholicism.
Cultural formation Elizabeth Melvill
EM was an upper-class Scotswoman who was born into the Church of Scotland and remained a fervent and radical member of it. She is presumed to have undergone a conversion experience within this church, and...
Cultural formation Mary Julia Young
MJY 's origins were apparently somewhere in the English middling ranks, possibly with some family connection to the theatre. She was presumably white. Her writings suggest that she belonged to the Church of England and...
Cultural formation Winifred Peck
Born into an English Evangelical Anglican and intellectual family, WP believed that work and Christianity offered guidance through difficult times. She was a socialist by conviction, who admired the toughness of the post-war generation and...
Cultural formation Lady Rachel Russell
LRR was born to an English father and French mother, both of the nobility. She was a devout Anglican .
Cultural formation Ann Gomersall
AG was baptised in the Church of England at Portsmouth. Her parents were unlikely to have omitted this sacrament when she was little if they were Anglicans; it seems therefore that she probably converted...
Cultural formation Josephine Butler
JB was, however, always careful to distinguish her spiritual beliefs from any particular religious institutions. In a letter of 1883 she acknowledged that I go to the Church once a Sunday out of a feeling...
Cultural formation Mary Tighe
MT 's gentry-class family had links with the English nobility; nevertheless, her Irish identity was important to her. Her parents were a prominent Methodist and a clergyman in the Church of Ireland .
Cultural formation Lucy Hutchinson
She grew up in the Puritan part of the Anglican faith. She came to share some of the beliefs of the Baptist s, and later still of the Presbyterian s or Independents . She then...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Warren
EW was apparently a conservative, Puritan Englishwoman of the gentry or professional class. She belonged to the Church ofEngland ; she attacks both sectaries and Catholics. In politics she was a monarchist.
Cultural formation Jessie Fothergill
JF 's father, a former Quaker , was cast out by the Society of Friends when he married an Anglican wife.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Scholar Helen Debenham notes, citing correspondence with Ian Fell , who is writing 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.