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 Ann Jebb
She was born into the English professional class, with connections in the nobility, and brought up in the Anglican church. As an adult she became, like her husband, an early Unitarian .
Meadley, George William. “Memoir of Mrs. Jebb”. The Monthly Repository, pp. 597 - 604, 661.
Cultural formation Edna Lyall
Her family had been Roman Catholic back in 1605, at the height of Catholic unrest and persecution of Catholics in England.
Escreet, J. M. The Life of Edna Lyall. Longmans, Green and Co., 1904.
EL , however, came from a liberal Unitarian background: her father (to whom...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Sewell
She was born into a well-educated, strictly Anglican family. Both her grandfathers were clergymen and most of her brothers had distinguished careers in public life. Her father's position as a prominent solicitor and land agent...
Cultural formation Iris Murdoch
IM was born Irish but grew up in England from babyhood, with holidays in Ireland. Her mother's family, with a history as Anglo-Irish adherents of the Church of Ireland , had come down in the...
Cultural formation Sarah Trimmer
Born into the English professional class, she was a fevent Anglican , godly from her childhood onwards.
Feminist Companion Archive.
Cultural formation Augusta Webster
She came from a presumably white family with mixed English, Scottish, and French background on her mother's side, which also had strong literary connections. There is dispute among critics as to how far she was...
Cultural formation Pat Arrowsmith
The vicarage was by the sea, and the sheltered atmosphere was almost Victorian in its cocooned world.
Arrowsmith, Pat. I Should Have Been a Hornby Train. Heretic Books, 1995.
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Her Anglican family was comfortably upper-middle class, and thought of itself as upper-class. As a child...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Boyd
EB was English, urban, presumably white, and of the middling sort. It is probable from the support she received that her lowest Condition of Fortune was something that happened to her, not something she was...
Cultural formation Frances Power Cobbe
Raised as an Evangelical Christian , FPC later became the first heretic in her family, which boasted five archbishops and a bishop. She made a name for herself as a theist theologian, regularly attending Unitarian...
Cultural formation T. S. Eliot
TSE was received into the Church of England in the parish church at Finstock in Oxfordshire. Five months later, he became a naturalised British subject, which at this date meant renouncing his US citizenship.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Ackroyd, Peter. T.S. Eliot. Hamish Hamilton, 1984.
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 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.
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Peterson, William S. Interrogating the Oracle: A History of the London Browning Society. Ohio University Press, 1969.
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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.