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Characters Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
The story is set among the Puritans under Oliver Cromwell , and many of the characters bear names that convey the earnest desire of their parents that they should grow up to be rigidly virtuous.
Characters Sybille Bedford
In the earliest generation a puritan New England woman marries an Italian prince who turns out to be a philanderer. Their daughter is restless and unsettled, with an active sex-life which her mother cannot bring...
Characters Sybille Bedford
The protagonist, whose mother was a female rake and whose grandmother was a Yankee puritan , has become a successful writer and reached the age of fifty, but she is still troubled with guilt over...
Characters Aphra Behn
This hilarious comedy is set in Rome, with a conspicuously stupid, lustful, and venial puritan clergyman guyed as Tickletext, in transparent allusion to Titus Oates and the Popish Plot. The three heroines all...
Characters Cassandra Cooke
The novel opens [t]owards the end of Oliver Cromwell 's usurpation,
Cooke, Cassandra. Battleridge. C. Cawthorn.
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among the Vesey family of Battleridge Castle (in the north of England, near one of the castles owned by Lady Anne Clifford
Characters Elizabeth Gaskell
It details the way cultural difference proves fatal when an orphaned young Englishwoman is transplanted to the home of unsympathetic Puritan relatives in New England. She ends up being burned alongside a native woman during...
Cultural formation Brilliana, Lady Harley
Born into the network of elite gentry and noble families, she was even from before her marriage a fervent Puritan , more specifically a Calvinist Presbyterian in religion. Eales and others have applied to her...
Cultural formation Mary Penington
In youth she acquired the habit of walking several miles each week to hear a Puritan preacher. When she was married, she and her husband considered leaving the Anglican church for the Independents, but decided...
Cultural formation Katherine Philips
KP came on both sides from middle-class Puritan English families.
Philips, Katherine. “Introduction and Textual Notes”. The Collected Works of Katherine Philips, The Matchless Orinda, Volume I: The Poems, edited by Patrick Thomas, Stump Cross Books, pp. 1-68.
Though she married another Puritan, she grew increasingly Anglican and royalist.
Philips, Katherine. “Introduction and Textual Notes”. The Collected Works of Katherine Philips, The Matchless Orinda, Volume I: The Poems, edited by Patrick Thomas, Stump Cross Books, pp. 1-68.
Though born a Londoner, she entered whole-heartedly into the Welsh identity...
Cultural formation Margaret Hoby
Brought up in a family that was strongly Puritan , MH continued her piety throughout her life. She attended church every day (putting her public religious duty ahead even of her extensive private observances), engaged...
Cultural formation Lucy Hutchinson
She grew up in the Puritan part of the Anglican faith. She came to share some of the beliefs of the Baptist s, and later still of the Presbyterian s or Independents . She then...
Cultural formation Anne Bradstreet
AB belonged to the English Puritan gentry; her faith was keen, but troubled. Her family's Puritanism shaped her life by taking her to America. Once she reached New England, it became an important factor...
Cultural formation John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester
He was born of a mixed marriage, having a monarchist, cavalier father and a parliamentarian, Puritan mother. Young John was ten when he succeeded to the earldom bestowed on his father for selfless and dangerous...
Cultural formation Anne Bradstreet
Having had religious struggles as a child, AB found her heart rose (that is, rebelliously) at the Puritan community of New England. But after I was convinced it was the way of God, I submitted...
Cultural formation Cicely Bulstrode
Her family belonged to the English gentry class. She seems to have favoured the reformed religion, that is puritanism . At this distance of time there is no prospect of determining whether the promiscuity attributed...


1 November 1614: Ben Jonson's comedy Bartholomew Fair was...

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1 November 1614

Ben Jonson 's comedyBartholomew Fair was performed before James I , to whom it was dedicated, by the Lady Elizabeth's Servants .

19 December 1644: Parliament passed an ordinance insisting...

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19 December 1644

Parliament passed an ordinance insisting that when, in the coming week, Christmas clashed with a monthly fast day, the fast should displace the feast.


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