Accommodating High Churchmen

Accommodating High Churchmen : The Clergy of Sussex, 1700-1745

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What happened to High Churchmen in eighteenth-century England? Contending that high-church clergymen did not simply acquiesce to government after the Hanoverian accession, as has often been claimed, Jeffrey Chamberlain explores the complex accommodation that was forged between the secular powers and the clergy. Focusing on the county of Sussex, he finds that there was accommodation by both clergy and the Whig politicians: the former had to make peace with a new administration, but that administration's efforts to prove themselves "good churchmen" enabled the religious to come to terms with them without jettisoning their principles.
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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 161.3 x 234.7 x 24.1mm | 497.65g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252023080
  • 9780252023088

Table of contents

Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- The high-church ethos and its development -- High churchmanship in Sussex, 1688-1734 -- Patronage, politics, and churchmanship : wooing the clergy, 1715-34 -- Toryi high churchmanship, and the election of 1734 -- The clergy and the end of To opposition in Sussex, 1740-46 -- Conclusion -- Selected bibliography -- Inde
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"Chamberlain has written an insightful and well-researched book that is an important contribution to our understanding of English ecclesiastical history in the first half of the eighteenth century... Chamberlain successfully challenges the stereotype that views eighteenth-century high churchmen as individuals whose values and beliefs shifted with the political wind." -- Rene Kollar, American Historical Review
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