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Introduction

Bernard Capp

in The World of John Taylor the Water-Poet 1578–1653

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203759
eISBN:
9780191675959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203759.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

John Taylor was a London waterman who used a natural gift for verse to carve out a novel and highly successful role for himself in early Stuart England. For more than forty years, he produced a ... More


The Cultural and Social Context of Hunting

ROGER B. MANNING

in Hunters and Poachers: A Social and Cultural History of Unlawful Hunting in England 1485-1640

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203247
eISBN:
9780191675805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203247.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the social and cultural context of hunting in late-medieval England. An analysis of the deer-hunting reveals much about the aristocracy and gentry of Tudor and early Stuart ... More


Funerals and Burials

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the material accoutrements of funerals and the ordinary business of burials in Tudor and Stuart England using data from diaries, sermons, devotional writings, and church court ... More


Purification, Thanksgiving, and the Churching of Women

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the tradition of purification, thanksgiving, and the churching of women after childbirth in Tudor and Stuart England. These rituals connected the semi-secret domestic world of ... More


Childbed Attendants

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the witness and assistants who were normally present during childbirth in Tudor and Stuart England. Childbirth was an exclusively women's affair and during this time the marital ... More


Crosses in Baptism

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the controversies and conflicts surrounding the use of the sign of the cross in baptism in Stuart England. It explains the conduct of baptism with particular focus on the ... More


Courtship and the Making of Marriage

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the history of courtship in Elizabethan and Stuart England using evidence from diaries and autobiographies, correspondences and court records, and sermons and conduct books. ... More


Holy Matrimony

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the ritual components of matrimony and explores some of the concomitants of marriage in Tudor and Stuart England. It focuses on the social and religious meaning of the wedding ... More


Clandestine and Irregular Marriages

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines irregular and clandestine marriages in Elizabethan and early Stuart England. The period between 1560 and 1640 stands out as a period of exceptional cultural discipline when it ... More


Ritual and Reformation

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines burial rituals in Tudor and Stuart England and the impact of the Reformation on this tradition. In the old Catholic burial service the priest wished the soul Godspeed on its ... More


Introduction

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book narrates some of the strangest and most troubling incidents from the sideroads of Tudor and Stuart England. Through a series of linked stories and close readings of local texts and ... More


Introduction

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about courtship, marriage, birth, and death rituals and traditions in Tudor and Stuart England. This book traces the history of ... More


Childbed Mysteries

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines childbirth rituals and traditions in Tudor and Stuart England. During these periods, childbirth ceremony began with the recognition of pregnancy, gained pace with the sensation ... More


The Management of Childbirth

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the management of childbirth in Tudor and Stuart England. Rituals and traditions after childbirth differ between social groups and regions. A general common feature is that the ... More


Introduction: Poverty Beyond Public Policy

Steve Hindle

in On the Parish?: The Micro-Politics of Poor Relief in Rural England c.1550-1750

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271320
eISBN:
9780191709548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271320.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Paul Slack's Poverty and Policy in Tudor and Stuart England. The account of poverty in this book is then compared to Slack's contribution. An ... More


Prohibitions and Impediments

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines prohibitions and impediments to marriage in Tudor and Stuart England. Though marriage required readiness to marry at any convenient time, the early modern church maintained a ... More


The People with the Children

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the people involved in the baptism ceremony in Stuart England. The godparents were the principal participants in baptism. The father was responsible for arranging the baptism ... More


Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

David Cressy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

From childbirth and baptism through to courtship, weddings, and funerals, every stage in the life-cycle of Tudor and Stuart England was accompanied by ritual. Even under the Protestantism of the ... More


Nuptial Vows

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the order for nuptial vows or the solemnization of matrimony in Elizabethan and early Stuart England. Most early modern weddings followed the set form of service laid out in the ... More


Wedding Celebrations

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the tradition of wedding celebrations in Tudor and Stuart England. It explores the so-called ‘Hymen's revels’ and the rituals of nuptial cheer that brought the concomitants of ... More


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