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 et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
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 Olivia Clarke
Her family was mixed, her mother being an English Methodist and her father an Irish Catholic , who had moved away from his Celtic roots by changing his name from MacOwen to Owenson and his...
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 George Eliot
From this date Mary Ann Evans (later GE ) took a decision against participation in Anglican church rituals, and declined to attend church with her father.
Karl, Frederick R. George Eliot: Voice of a Century. W.W. Norton.
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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 Anna Maria Hall
Once established in Ireland, her family became practising members of the Church of Ireland: that is the Anglican Church. AMH encountered many practising Catholic s while living with her maternal step-grandfather , who often entertained...
Cultural formation P. D. James
Born into the English middle class, PDJ was a believing Anglican whose religious commitment was unaffected by her ability to cast a disenchanted eye on the workings of the Church of England as an institution.
Ashby, Melanie. “P. D. James Talks to Melanie Ashby”. Mslexia, Vol.
, pp. 39-40.
Cultural formation Harriett Mozley
Harriett remained committed to the Church of England throughout her life and was deeply distressed when her brother John Henry Newman converted to Catholicism. She evidently saw herself as something of a specialist in theological...
Cultural formation Felicia Skene
The Skenes may have belonged to the EpiscopalChurch of Scotland ; FS 's Anglican devotional works support this idea. She also as an adult involved herself in the OxfordMovement .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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.
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 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 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...


1527: A young English priest, Thomas Cranmer, wrote...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Late 1552

Thomas Cranmer , Archbishop of Canterbury under Edward VI , produced an Anglican revised Book of Common Prayer.

1559: Negotiating between opposing factions, Elizabeth...

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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.

1563: Convocation of the Church of England drew...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 Anglican Book of Common Prayer was used...

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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...

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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 Scottish Covenanters,...

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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...

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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.


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