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 Bridge
AB sprang from two different cultures. Her mother was a white Southern American from before the Civil War and in religion an Episcopalian (in English terms an Anglican), while her father was English and was...
Cultural formation Mary Maria Colling
Baptised a Congregationalist , that is in contemporary terms a Dissenter , MMC later became a practising Anglican . She was deeply religious.
“FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service”. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bray, Anna Eliza, and Mary Maria Colling. “Letters to Robert Southey”. Fables and Other Pieces in Verse by M.M. Colling, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1831, pp. 1 - 85.
An Independent church in England is normally Congregational, though the Wesleyan Independent sect also existed.
Bozman, Ernest Franklin, editor. Everyman’s Encyclopaedia. J. M. Dent, 1958.
Cultural formation Ephelia
If this was Ephelia, she grew up in an extremely wealthy, noble family and an incomparably privileged environment, with King James I her honorary grandfather as well as her godfather, and with fine literature produced...
Cultural formation E. J. Scovell
Born into the English middle classes, EJS was brought up an Anglican but after an interim period as a pantheist settled down as an an agnostic.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
In a poem entitled Agnostic she pointed out that...
Cultural formation Charlotte Guest
CG remained a member of the Church of England (with Low Church or Evangelical sympathies) although her first husband was a Dissenter and she often felt in Wales that the Dissenters were doing a better...
Cultural formation Harriet Shaw Weaver
She was brought up in a wealthy, English, middle-class, evangelical Church of England household where prayer was read twice daily. By early adulthood she rejected the teachings of the Church, but she kept her views...
Cultural formation Sarah Wentworth Morton
SWM , born into a comfortable rank in British colonial society, became a proud American. She was proud also of her father's Welsh heritage.
Pendleton, Emily, and Milton Ellis. Philenia. University of Maine Press, 1931.
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Her Lines to the Mansion of My Ancestors...
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 English Woman’s Journal”. 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 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.
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Bratton, Jacqueline S. The Impact of Victorian Children’s Fiction. Croom Helm, 1981.
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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.