The Church of England 1688-1832

Unity and Accord

Author: Dr William Gibson

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 288

View: 497

A wide ranging new history of a key period in the history of the church in England, from the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-89 to the Great Reform Act of 1832. This was a tumultuous time for both church and state, when the relationship between religion and politics was at its most fraught. This book presents evidence of the widespread Anglican commitment to harmony between those of differing religious views and suggests that High and Low Churchmanship was less divergent than usually assumed.

The Church of England in Industrialising Society

The Lancashire Parish of Whalley in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Michael Francis Snape

Publisher: Boydell Press


Category: History

Page: 228

View: 114

The Church of England in the 18th century is seen as failing its congregation in the industrialising areas; specific issues are set out.

Modern Britain Third Edition

A Social History 1750-2011

Author: Edward Royle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: History

Page: 576

View: 334

Praise for the first edition: 'Royle calls on an impressive range of materials (supported by an excellent bibliography) to offer a judicious review of most of the issues currently confronted by social historians. His agenda contains both traditional and novel elements [...] all are presented with admirable clarity and balance. [...] A volume which shows an astonishing command of such a wide range of material will long prove essential reading.' Times Literary Supplement This popular work provides an in-depth historical background to issues of contemporary concern, tracing developments over the past two and a half centuries. It promotes accessibility by adopting a thematic approach, with each theme treated chronologically. Major themes are chosen partly by their importance to an understanding of the past and partly by their relevance to students of contemporary Britain - rather than by imposing current fashions in historical study on the past. Thoroughly revised, the third edition of Modern Britain reviews and brings up to date the content to take account of developments since 1997 and reconsiders emphases and interpretations in light of more recent scholarship. It incorporates new currents in historical writing on matters such as the language of class, the position of women, and the revolution worked by the Internet and mobile technologies. Modern Britain is vital reading for students of history and the social and political sciences.

Literature, Religion, and the Evolution of Culture, 1660–1780

Author: Howard D. Weinbrot

Publisher: JHU Press


Category: History

Page: 371

View: 980

Literature, Religion, and the Evolution of Culture, 1660–1780 chronicles changes in contentious politics and religion and their varied representations in British letters from the mid-seventeenth to the late eighteenth century. An uncertain trend toward tolerance and away from painful discord significantly influenced authors who reflected on and enhanced germane aspects of British literary and intellectual life. The movement was stymied during the painful Gordon Riots in June 1780, from which Britain needed to repair itself. Howard D. Weinbrot's broad-ranging interdisciplinary study considers sermons, satire, political and religious polemic, Anglo-French relations, biblical and theological commentary, Methodism, legal history, and the novel. Literature, Religion, and the Evolution of Culture, 1660–1780 analyzes the texts and contexts of several major and minor authors, including Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Olaudah Equiano, Maria De Fleury, Lord George Gordon, Nathaniel Lancaster, Henry Sacheverell, Tobias Smollett, and Edward Synge.

The Cult of King Charles the Martyr

Author: Andrew Lacey

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer


Category: History

Page: 310

View: 675

The first study to deal exclusively with the cult and the political theology underpinning it, taking the story up to 1859.

Charles V and the Castilian Assembly of the Clergy

Negotiations for the Ecclesiastical Subsidy

Author: Sean T. Perrone

Publisher: BRILL


Category: History

Page: 272

View: 700

The Castilian Assembly of the Clergy has been overlooked in the scholarship on church-state relations and representative institutions in the early modern period. This oversight has distorted our understanding of political practice, royal finance, and church-state relations in sixteenth-century Castile. By examining the negotiations for subsidies between the crown and the Assembly, this book illuminates the dynamics between church and state and the limits of royal control over the church, and it challenges long-held conventions about the monolithic structure of the Spanish church and its subservience to the crown. The negotiations for subsidies also demonstrate the importance of consensus in the political process and how the Assembly sustained itself and its privileges for centuries through collaboration with the crown.

Southern history

Author: John Lowerson



Category: Great Britain


View: 121

All Things Austen

An Encyclopedia of Austen's World

Author: Kirstin Olsen



Category: Novelists, English

Page: 804

View: 122

Through more than 150 alphabetically arranged entries, this fact-filled compendium provides fascinating historical details about all the things that make up the material culture of Jane Austen's world.

Eighteenth-century Britain, 1688-1783

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: History

Page: 314

View: 609

Jeremy Black sets the politics of eighteenth century Britain into the fascinating context of social, economic, cultural, religious and scientific developments. The second edition of this successful text by a leading authority in the field has now been updated and expanded to incorporate the latest research and scholarship.

Religion and the Enlightenment, 1600-1800

Conflict and the Rise of Civic Humanism in Taunton

Author: William Gibson

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: History

Page: 385

View: 169

This book considers how Early Modern England was transformed from a turbulent and rebellious kingdom into a peaceable land. By considering the history of Taunton, Somerset, the most rebellious town in the kingdom, it is possible to see how the emerging features of the Enlightenment - moderation, reason and rational theology - effected that transformation. The experience of Taunton in the seventeenth century was marked by economic fluctuations of the cloth trade and military struggles in the Civil War, the Monmouth Rebellion and the Glorious Revolution. The primary motivation for the citizens was zealous Puritanism. It inspired support for Parliament and rebellion against James II. But in the final quarter of the century a new rational and moderate Protestantism emerged from the largest Nonconformist congregation in the country and from a distinguished dissenting academy. The study shows that both the militancy of the seventeenth century and the enlightened moderation of the eighteenth century were principally inspired by religious rather than secular values. This book contributes to our understanding of England's transformation and of the religious factors that stimulated it.