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Writing religious identities in Bedford: Exemplary lives in historical perspective

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Though John Bunyan maintained a critical distance from what he took to be a conventionalized story form, his Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners became the paradigmatic Protestant conversion ... More


Cavalier Revenge

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores the election of Andrew Marvell into Parliament, particularly the “Cavalier Parliament,” whose adoption of the Clarendon Code—a code of laws that re-established the dominance of ... More


Laws Regulating Publication, Speech, and Performance, 1660–1673

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Licensing and the regulation of publications were reinforced to assist in the transition back to monarchy. The 1662 Licensing Act limited the number of printers and booksellers and required that ... More


Restoration Politique

Crawford Gribben

in John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199798155
eISBN:
9780190469948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798155.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Owen responded to the Restoration with something approaching despair. Many of his comrades suffered horrific deaths as the new government, led by Charles II, made a spectacle of its power. Those who ... More


The Voices of Religion

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Although Charles II had promised religious tolerance in the Declaration of Breda, during the opening decade of the Restoration multiple laws known as the Clarendon Code were passed, restricting ... More


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