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 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 E. Nesbit
EN was born in the English middle class (though she had some Irish and Swedish blood) and brought up as an Anglican . She became a socialist and a feminist, although with some reservations and...
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...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Richardson
They were apparently earnest in their Anglican religion. As an adult ER seems to have been a conservative in that religion, opposed to the radical reforms inflicted on the Church under the Commonwealth, such as...
Cultural formation Emily Hickey
Brought up as an Anglican in the Church of Ireland , she devoted herself with increasing fervour to her religion. Later she converted and became an extremely devout Catholic .
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
199: 167
Peterson, William S. Interrogating the Oracle: A History of the London Browning Society. Ohio University Press, 1969.
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Cultural formation Elizabeth Justice
EJ was born an Englishwoman, and presumably white. In maturity she was a member of the Church of England (with a low opinion both of the Russian Orthodox and of the Roman Catholic Churches )...
Cultural formation Catherine Marsh
She belonged to the English upper or upper-middle class, and by religion to the Evangelical wing of the Church of England . She never married or had her own children, though she adopted and cared...
Cultural formation Jane Austen
JA 's family had links with the English nobility, but shortage of cash made their gentry status less than wholly secure. JA was a strong Anglican believer.
Honan, Park. Jane Austen: Her Life. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987.
Cultural formation Anne Brontë
AB came from an Irish and English background, Anglican on both sides. Her father's tireless activity as rector in Haworth and surrounding areas made her a member of a prominent and respectable, if financially strapped...
Cultural formation Juliana Horatia Ewing
Her parents were members of the English professional class, and were devout Anglicans .
Cultural formation Maggie Gee
She was confirmed in the Church ofEngland , and still believes Jesus to be a perfect model: of kindness, empathy, lack of pride. She even occasionally takes Communion, but says that ever since she was...
Cultural formation Algernon Charles Swinburne
ACS came from a noble family. His maternal grandparents were George, third earl of Ashburnham and his wife (who was born Lady Charlotte Percy ). His paternal grandfather, Sir John Edward Swinburne , owned an...
Cultural formation Ellis Cornelia Knight
Throughout her life ECK associated with the highest English society, at first through connections of her father and later as a result of her years of royal service to Princess Charlotte . Her family lived...


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.