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The Churchwardens of Hingham v. The Churchwardens of Snettisham, 1713

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a case study on forced marriage by the parish in England, focusing on the case Churchwardens of Hingham v. Churchwardens of Snettisham which was filed in 1713. This case ... More


The Ritual Year in England c.1490–c.1540

Ronald Hutton

in The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400–1700

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203636
eISBN:
9780191675911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203636.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter elaborates that until now nobody has attempted to provide a systematic portrait of English seasonal rituals and pastimes in the half-century before the Reformation. The evidence of such ... More


Asunetus: Why All the Fuss?

CHRISTOPHER HAIGH

in The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven: Kinds of Christianity in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1640

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216505
eISBN:
9780191711947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the practice of religion. The law regulated churchgoing, and ministers and churchwardens were horrified that people might do as they pleased. But casual absence from services ... More


Parishes

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270034
eISBN:
9780191600685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270038.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Parish boundaries were antiquated and had long since ceased to correspond with social realities or pastoral needs, while the administrative structure of parishes over France as a whole ‘almost defies ... More


Reformation of Religion

Ronald Hutton

in The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400–1700

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203636
eISBN:
9780191675911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203636.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter states that the English Reformation was one of the most exciting fields of historiography during the 1970s and 1980s, both in terms of the quantity of new research and in the ... More


Contrasts and Consequences

Alistair Mutch

in Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699155
eISBN:
9781474412513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699155.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The combination of governance practices in the eighteenth century Church of Scotland can be characterized as a form of ‘systemic accountability’, in which accountability adheres in clearly defined ... More


Boundaries, Structures, and Collaboration

Nigel Saul

in Lordship and Faith: The English Gentry and the Parish Church in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198706199
eISBN:
9780191775291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706199.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter looks at ways in which the greater gentry, the lords of manors, collaborated with other stakeholders in the church, notably the clergy, in matters relating to the chancel, and the laity, ... More


Religion and the English Parish

J. F. Merritt

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/9780199639731.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter queries the assumption that the English parish in this period was a heartland of unproblematic ‘Anglican’ conservative values. After noting the political, administrative, social, and ... More


Measures

Mark Hill QC

in Ecclesiastical Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198807568
eISBN:
9780191845475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807568.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This section presents the range of measures regulating the faculty jurisdiction and clergy discipline of the Church of England. It begins with the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956, ... More


The Parish

Mark Hill QC

in Ecclesiastical Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198807568
eISBN:
9780191845475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807568.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the nature of the parish churches of the Church of England, the respective roles of priest and people, and the rights and duties of the parochial church council (PCC), ... More


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