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Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Greg Walker

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book considers the impact of Henry VIII’s break with Rome and the Royal Supremacy of the 1530s upon the generation of poets, playwrights, and prose-writers who lived through those events. ... More


Mocking the Thunder: Henry VIII, Jupiter, and John Heywood's Play of the Weather

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/9780199283330.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines John Heywood’s comic interlude, The Play of the Wether, in the light of the events of 1532-3. It shows how the mischievous representation of Jupiter, king of the gods, plays ... More


Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Martin Wiggins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The state is at its most volatile when supreme power changes hands. This book studies five such moments of transfer in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, from Henry VIII to the English ... More


Introduction

Martin Wiggins

in Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The introduction outlines the overall historical context of the book, with special attention begin given to the tensions associated with the transfer of power in the sixteenth and seventeenth ... More


Supremacy

Peter Marshall

in Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300170627
eISBN:
9780300226331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170627.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the nature and extent of royal supremacy during the reign of Henry VIII. If Henry's supremacy was innate and divinely ordained, the question that arises is why it required an ... More


1535: A Midsummer Night’s Apocalypse

Martin Wiggins

in Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter identifies an apocalyptic show described in diplomatic correspondence of 1535 as the London Midsummer Watch, which that year was staged with some practical assistance from the court. The ... More


The origins of the crisis

Steven G. Ellis

in Tudor Frontiers and Noble Power: The Making of the British State

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201335
eISBN:
9780191674853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201335.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter analyses the interactions between royal policies, court faction, and local politics in two regions which led to the downfall of Dacre and Kildare. The year 1534 is usually seen by Tudor ... More


A Gift for King Henry VIII

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/9780199283330.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the political and cultural implications of William Thynne’s 1530 edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Focusing on the preface, actually ‘ghost-written’ by Sir Bryan Tuke, ... More


Royal Priests: Henry VIII and Edward VI

Malcolm B. Yarnell III

in Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686254
eISBN:
9780191766152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686254.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer drew upon a standing tradition of claims regarding royal, priestly, and popular authority in order to undermine papal influence in England during the years of the ... More


Andrew Borde: Authorship and Identity in Reformation England

Cathy Shrank

in Writing the Nation in Reformation England, 1530–1580

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268887
eISBN:
9780191708473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268887.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores how the physician and ex-Carthusian monk Borde (or Boorde) used his letters and printed works in the immediate aftermath of the first wave of the English Reformation to fashion ... More


The Jewish Advocates of Henry VIII’s Divorce

David S. Katz

in The Jews in the History of England 1485–1850

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206675
eISBN:
9780191677267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206675.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the Jewish element in the making of the English Reformation, showing that, in the years immediately before Henry VIII's ... More


The Elizabethan Church and the antiquity of parliament

Alexandra Gajda

in Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099588
eISBN:
9781526139030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099588.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Modern historians have long recognised that conceptions of the ‘ancient’ history of both parliament and the Protestant Church were vital to the political, legal and religious argument of the period, ... More


Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation

Malcolm B. Yarnell III

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686254
eISBN:
9780191766152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686254.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation assesses the understandings of the Christian doctrine of royal priesthood, long considered one of the three major Reformation teachings, as ... More


Religion and Political Ideas (Trevelyan VIII)

Conrad Russell

in King James VI and I and his English Parliaments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198205067
eISBN:
9780191725098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205067.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the concerns raised in James's parliaments in the realm of ideas. It explores the issues of Divine Right, the Royal Supremacy, and notions of absolutism in England; but argues ... More


Alteration

Peter Marshall

in Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300170627
eISBN:
9780300226331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170627.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on the accession and coronation of Elizabeth I as queen of England in 1558. The reign of Elizabeth began with a declaration that nothing had changed. On the morning of Mary's ... More


The Godly Magistrate

Jacqueline Rose

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/9780199639731.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The royal supremacy is a defining feature of the Church of England. In place since Henry VIII’s break from Rome, supremacy has provided the ‘official’ interpretation of godly magistracy, i.e. the ... More


Royal Historian

Christine Jackson

in Courtier, Scholar, and Man of the Sword: Lord Herbert of Cherbury and his World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192847225
eISBN:
9780191939631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847225.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The turn of the seventeenth century saw a growing interest in political history and a rising appreciation of its propagandist value. Chapter 11 examines Herbert’s acceptance of a commission from the ... More


The Star Chamber

Patrick Collinson

in The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222989
eISBN:
9780191678554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.003.0032
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

In early September of that year Thomas Barber, the suspended preacher of Bow and a leading London classis member, made a full and valuable deposition. In October, Snape's parishioners were asked to ... More


The Supreme Head

Michael Ledger-Lomas

in Queen Victoria: This Thorny Crown

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198753551
eISBN:
9780191815102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753551.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses Victoria’s deeply fractious relationship with the Church of England. She came to the throne determined not just to maintain but also to reform the Church by promoting the ... More


1535

Tracey A. Sowerby

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0038
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses developments in the publishing trade durinig the year 1535. During this period, book trade was adjusting to several changes that affected what material could legally be ... More


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