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 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 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 Pandita Ramabai
Once she was established in England, with the Anglican sisterhood at Wantage in Berkshire, PR 's doubts about Hinduism grew, and after her companion Bhagat committed suicide she converted to join the Church of England .
Cultural formation Stevie Smith
SS belonged to the English middle class. Her religious background was Anglican , but as her biographer Frances Spalding notes, she was an agnostic who could not entirely abandon belief in a God of Love...
Cultural formation Ann Hatton
This turbulent, restless and divided family was also unusual in being of mixed religion. Ann's mother was a Protestant and her father a Catholic . They followed the same system proposed for a mixed marriage...
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...
Cultural formation Susan Tweedsmuir
Her immediate, nuclear family was an enclave of agnosticism while her extended family was unanimously Anglican —though not uniformly, since it was sharply divided between High and Low Church. Her memoirs emphasise the moral strength...
Cultural formation Katharine S. Macquoid
She was born into the urban middle class, of Welsh descent on at least her father's side. She seems to have been an Anglican , and was presumably white.
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 Mabel Birchenough
MB was an upper-middle-class Englishwoman, whose male relations were active members of the establishment which governed the nation and empire. In religion she was an Anglican .
Cultural formation Charlotte Grace O'Brien
CGOB converted to Catholicism from the Church of Ireland .
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
Cultural formation Dorothea Celesia
Her father was Scottish in origin and had changed his name to Mallet from Malloch (a fact that was held against him by politically-motivated satirists). Dorothea grew up English and became Genoese by marriage. She...


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.