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By Charles W. A. Prior

ISBN-10: 0199698252

ISBN-13: 9780199698257

A learn of the political and spiritual rules that contributed to the cave in of the authority of Charles I in 1642, this article aids the historic realizing of the reasons and nature of the English Civil conflict and demanding situations of the dominant interpretations of the conflict.

summary: A research of the political and non secular rules that contributed to the cave in of the authority of Charles I in 1642, this article aids the ancient knowing of the reasons and nature of the English Civil warfare and demanding situations of the dominant interpretations of the clash

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97 Non-conforming clergy were described by another writer as the reason why ‘Puritans’, ‘separatists’ and other ‘refined Protestants’ were left unchecked to ‘rayle at the state’. 100 Yet where Hayward would mine a range of historical episodes from both within and without the Western church, others were anxious to argue that there was a single antiquity, and that the Church of England had a place there. James VI and I’s chaplain in ordinary Edward Gee therefore situated the ecclesiastical power of the Crown in the context of an historical narrative that combined the examples of ‘pagan’ governors with divine precept.

Pt. II, 115–16. Otto Gierke, Political Theories of the Middle Age, trans. F. W. Maitland (Cambridge, 1900). 28 A Confusion of Tongues The practical circumstances of the accession of James VI and I in 1603 were the spur to this pattern of thinking, which did much to justify the King’s attempts to bring a measure of control to the Scottish Kirk. 52 A further celebratory sermon, preached by the courtier John Gordon, argued that ‘the contrary vertue to Division (which is Union) is the basis of the preservation of all spiritual and Temporal felicity’; the instrument of this union was religion.

In the letter, Gardiner notes that the Act of Supremacy conveyed power to the bishops through the King, and gives the characteristically blunt reply of Thomas Audley (Lord Chancellor after More), who invoked Richard II’s statute of 1353, which provided a legal check on clerical power: ‘you bishops would enter in with the king and by means of his supremacy order the laitie as ye listed. 33 Supporters of a presbyterian model of church government were some of the major exponents of this argument. 34 Thomas Cooper, bishop of Winchester from 1584, countered opinions of this type by suggesting that episcopacy was a crucial element of a stable political order, and condemned presbyterian conventicles as factions bent on eroding the foundations of the polity.

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