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Dissolution, Opposition, Accommodation

Martin Heale

in The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198702535
eISBN:
9780191772221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702535.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the actions and attitudes of superiors during the Dissolution, when the large majority surrendered their monasteries to the Crown. A number of monastic heads took part in the ... More


The Sample and the Sources of Evidence

Lawrence Stone and Jeanne C. Fawtier Stone

in An Open Elite?: England 1540-1880

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206071
eISBN:
9780191676963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206071.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that the years 1540 and 1880 are terminal dates and were in many ways self-selecting. The year 1540 was the moment when the impact of the Dissolution of the Monasteries first ... More


From Supremacy to Tyranny, 1533–40: A Sweet and Devout Sermon and The Banquette of Sapience

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on two of Elyot’s later dialogues: his translation of a sermon of St. Cyprian counselling the faithful in times of persecution and his collection of adagia, The Banquet of ... More


The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England

Martin Heale

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198702535
eISBN:
9780191772221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702535.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The importance of the medieval abbot needs no particular emphasis. The monastic superiors of late medieval England ruled over thousands of monks and canons, who swore to them vows of obedience; they ... More


The City of God in history

Kathryn Walls

in God's only daughter: Spenser's Una as the invisible Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090370
eISBN:
9781781706510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090370.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In cantos ii-iii Spenser allegorizes the history of the heavenly City’s relationship with the visible institutions that have failed to accommodate it: Abessa’s flight represents the rejection of the ... More


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