Charles W. A. Prior's A confusion of tongues: Britain's wars of reformation, PDF

By Charles W. A. Prior

ISBN-10: 0191739049

ISBN-13: 9780191739040

ISBN-10: 0199698252

ISBN-13: 9780199698257

A research of the political and non secular rules that contributed to the cave in of the authority of Charles I in 1642, this article aids the ancient realizing of the reasons and nature of the English Civil conflict and demanding situations of the dominant interpretations of the conflict.

summary: A research of the political and non secular principles that contributed to the cave in of the authority of Charles I in 1642, this article aids the ancient realizing of the reasons and nature of the English Civil struggle and demanding situations of the dominant interpretations of the clash

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13 The second element concerns the idea of an imperial church: to define the realm as an ‘empire’ amounted to a powerful evocation of imperium, but not empire itself. 14 As we shall see, the implicit rejection of the vernacular tradition would have far-reaching consequences in debates on the ecclesiastical powers of the Crown, and the role of the common law in the affairs of the church. 15 Taken as a whole, the preamble to the Act of Appeals contained an account of the origins of a particular confluence of ecclesiastical and civil power, a description of the power of the Crown over both realm and church, and clear grounds for obligation and obedience.

James Ussher, The substance of that vvhich was deliuered in a sermon before the Commons House of Parliament, in St Margarets Church at Westminster, the 18. of February, 1620 (1621), 5. See also, Cornelius Burges, The fire of the sanctuarie newly vncouered, or, A compleat tract of zeale (1625): ‘He that putteth himself upon the Office of a Supervisor and controuler of other men’s opinions touching points of [religion] may breed vaine janglings’, 30. 100 John Hayward, A reporte of a discourse concerning supreme power in affaires of religion (1606).

31 After reformation the problem was the power of bishops, which became the focus of Protestant challenges to the church. An early illustration of this question in the context of reformation can be found in the recollections of Stephen Gardiner, writing to Protector Somerset in October 1547. In the letter, Gardiner notes that the Act of Supremacy conveyed power to the bishops through the King, and gives the characteristically blunt reply of Thomas Audley (Lord Chancellor after More), who invoked Richard II’s statute of 1353, which provided a legal check on clerical power: ‘you bishops would enter in with the king and by means of his supremacy order the laitie as ye listed.

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