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Matthew Parker and the Practice of Church History

Madeline McMahon

in Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Elizabethan archbishop of Canterbury Matthew Parker is best known for his efforts to collect medieval manuscripts, which had changed hands or been repurposed after the Dissolution of the ... More


Reading Reformation: The Libraries of Matthew Parker and Edmund Spenser

Jennifer Summit

in Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Henrician and Elizabethan library makers, in the process of recovering medieval books for new uses, reshaped the past through its written records, establishing new protocols ... More


The Dispersal of the Books at the Dissolution

Alan Coates

in English Medieval Books: The Reading Abbey Collections from Foundation to Dispersal

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207566
eISBN:
9780191677724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207566.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

What happened to the book collections of monasteries at the Dissolution? From the large number of monastic houses in England in the 1530s, and the small numbers of surviving manuscripts listed by Ker ... More


The Preservation of the Sources for English Medieval History in the Sixteenth Century

George Garnett

in The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198726166
eISBN:
9780191793042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726166.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 8 opens with two events which took place in the summer of 1568: the commission to Archbishop Matthew Parker to identify and record manuscripts dispersed from monastic libraries, especially ... More


“Cogitation Against Libraries”: Bacon, the Bodleian, and the Weight of the Medieval Past

Jennifer Summit

in Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter locates Francis Bacon in the tradition of Reformation era and post-Reformation library makers that begins with Matthew Parker, John Bale, and Stephen Batman and extends to Bodley's first ... More


Approaching Spenser's Medievalism

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the way in which The Faerie Queene itself remembers and relates to native literary and historical traditions — Arthurian history and faerie romance — mirroring English history. ... More


Queen Katherine and Her Correspondents: January 1544 to January 1547

in Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226647241
eISBN:
9780226647265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226647265.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A number of letters and texts by, for, or about Katherine Parr from January 1544 to January 1547 are presented here. These include: Francis Goldsmith's Latin letter to Queen Katherine [early January ... More


Elizabeth I and the verdicts of history

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter asks: Where do we start with the many verdicts of history on such a monarch, such a woman, and where do we end? This chapter draws attention at the outset to Archbishop Matthew Parker's ... More


The Voice on the Page

Jennifer Richards

in Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809067
eISBN:
9780191884153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809067.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The history of reading has privileged particular kinds of evidence: the marks that readers left behind in books (annotation), and the layout of a printed page/book (paratext). This chapter explores ... More


Introduction: Memory, Uses of the Past, and the New History

W. B. Patterson

in Thomas Fuller: Discovering England's Religious Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198793700
eISBN:
9780191835513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793700.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Reformers in England saw losses as well as gains in the Reformation. John Leland and John Bale recorded the contents of monastic libraries. Matthew Parker recovered manuscripts from the past. The ... More


The Bible in Early Modern England

Lori Anne Ferrell

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume 1: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199639731
eISBN:
9780191836695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639731.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter assays the official attitude of the Protestant Church of England to Protestantism’s central text, the Bible. A closer examination of the claims made about Scripture’s authority in the ... More


Protestants and the Meanings of Church History, 1540–1660

W. J. Sheils

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume 1: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199639731
eISBN:
9780191836695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639731.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Protestant deployment of the English ecclesiastical past in order to justify the Reformation. Initially concentrating on the evils of the papacy, focus was shifted to the ... More


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