Catholicism and Community in Early Modern England: Politics, by Michael C. Questier

By Michael C. Questier

This can be a learn of the political, non secular, social and psychological worlds of the Catholic aristocracy from 1550 to 1640. Michael Questier examines the familial and patronage networks of the English Catholic neighborhood and their courting to the later Tudors and Stuarts. He exhibits how the neighborhood background of the Reformation can be utilized to rewrite mainstream bills of nationwide politics and non secular clash during this interval. The publication takes within the a number of crises of mid- and past due Elizabeth politics, the accession of James VI, the Gunpowder Plot, spiritual toleration and the beginning of the Thirty Years warfare and at last the increase of Laudianism, major as much as the civil struggle. It demanding situations fresh ancient notions of Catholicism as essentially sectarian and demonstrates the level to which sections of the Catholic neighborhood had come to an realizing with either the neighborhood and nationwide kingdom via the later 1620s and 1630s.

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