An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England by Susan Dwyer Amussen

By Susan Dwyer Amussen

Amussen's bright account of relations and village existence in England from the reign of Elizabeth I to the accession of the Hanoverian monarchies describes the family economic climate of the wealthy and the bad; the tactics of courtship, marriage, and marital breakdown; and the constitution of strength in the kinfolk and in rural groups

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36–44. Pyrse Plowman says (p. 41): I wonder at this covetous nation That scrat and get all out of fashion. 58. ), The select works of Robert Crowley, pp. ), Early writings of John Hooper…(Parker Society, Cambridge, 1843), pp. ), Sermons by Hugh Latimer, pp. ), The two liturgies…with other documents set forth by authority in the reign of King Edward VI (Parker Society, Cambridge, 1844), pp. 457–8. Cf. also the prayer “for rich men” (p. 460). These prayers are in fact taken from T. 1550). 59. MacCulloch, Thomas Cranmer, pp.

149–50; McClendon, The quiet Reformation, p. 125. 52. Challis, “The debasement of the coinage”, Economic History Review, 2nd series 20, 1967, pp. ), The select works of Robert Crowley (Early English Text Society, London, 1872), pp. 154, 156–7, 161, 164, 175. My italics. Crowley refers to the Act of Six Articles as still unrepealed, which dates his writing to before December 1547 (p. 170). 53. ), Doctrinal treatises and introductions to different portions of the holy scriptures by William Tyndale (Parker Society, Cambridge, 1848), pp.

1400–1580 (New Haven & London, 1992). Of these three historians, Haigh has proved by far the most combative and my remarks about revisionism relate primarily to his work. 7. Gasquet, The eve of the Reformation: studies in the religious life and thought of the English people in the period preceding the rejection of the Roman jurisdiction by Henry VIII (London, 1900), pp. 13, 43, 119, 323–415. Knowles, Cardinal Gasquet as an historian (Creighton Lecture, London, 1957); cf. ), The English Reformation revised, pp.

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