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 Maria Grey
MG 's family was presumably white; they were upper-middle-class English people, though her mother's family had been Scottish and her father descended from French Huguenot ancestry. Maria grew up influenced to some degree by Whig...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Beverley
Several of her works imitate the form of sermons and express Christian piety (anti-Methodist and probably Anglican ), but this may well be simply part of her stock-in-trade.
Cultural formation Willa Cather
WC was proud to be an American, whose family, Irish in origin, had been in Virginia since colonial times.
Lee, Hermione. Willa Cather: A Life Saved Up. Virago, 1989.
She was vividly aware of the varying ethnicities that made up the melting-pot of the...
Cultural formation Amy Levy
AL was an upper-middle-class Jew from a family which had been English for over a century, though they travelled the world for career purposes more freely than most English people.
Many reference books still repeat...
Cultural formation William Morris
He came from a white, English, and Anglican family. His father was a successful financier who brought the family up in great comfort at their Essex mansion. The patriarch's death in 1847 left the Morris...
Cultural formation Charlotte Yonge
CY 's immediate family and ancestors were devout English believers of the old High Church tradition of the Anglican faith which descended from the Non-Jurors of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She had a...
Cultural formation Coventry Patmore
After the death of his first wife , CP converted from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Cultural formation Elizabeth Thomas
She said she was of the middle rank of society, of the old school, both in politics and religion. What she meant by this politically was conservatism: being perfectly satisfied with the powers that be...
Cultural formation Mary Augusta Ward
She was deeply familiar with Victorian religious crisis. Brought up in her mother's faith, Huguenot-descended protestantism,
Schlueter, Paul, and June Schlueter, editors. An Encyclopedia of British Women Writers. Garland, 1988.
while living through her father's successive shifts of belief and witnessing their negative impact on his family and his...
Cultural formation Mary Harcourt
Born into the upper ranks of the English gentry and into the Church of England , presumably white, she entered into metropolitan court society with her first marriage and reached the fringes of the nobility...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Bowen
Her biographer Victoria Glendinning believes that her Anglicanism was more than merely social, and cites her indignation over the modernising of services in the Book of Common Prayer, and her speaking up in support...
Cultural formation Maria Jane Jewsbury
The Jewsbury family was middle-class, English, and white. MJJ was a practising member of the Church of England .
Fryckstedt, Monica Correa. “The Hidden Rill: The Life and Career of Maria Jane Jewsbury, I”. Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, No. 2, The Library, pp. 177 -03.
Howe, Susanne. Geraldine Jewsbury: Her Life and Errors. George Allen and Unwin, 1935.
Armstrong, Isobel, Joseph Bristow, and Cath Sharrock, editors. Nineteenth-Century Women Poets. Clarendon Press, 1996.


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.