Analysis of English History; Based on Green's Short History of the English People

Analysis of English History; Based on Green's Short History of the English People

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...literature, and descends from the closet to the street. 3, Political state of the country. Pp. 393-397. a Theoretically, the power of the Crown remains unimpaired; practically, exercised with caution and moderation. Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth driven to "pack" the Lower House, from the difficulty of "managing" it. b Increasing wealth of the country gentry shown by discontinuance of the payment of members by their constituencies. c Elizabeth, though averse to Parliaments, compelled to call them to procure subsidies; hence fresh privileges gained by the House of Commons. 1 Freedom of its members from arrest, save by permission of the House. 2 Freedom of speech on matters of State (though resisted by the Queen), notably on the settlement of the succession, the ecclesiastical supremacy of the Crown, and Royal interference with trade (abolz'tz'zm of monopolies, 1601). 4, Religious state of the country. Pp. 398-4o2. a The new Protestantism. I The growth of a learned and heartily Protestant clergy (Hooker, George Herbert). 2 General revolution in English religious thought seen by the increase of Puritanism in the University of Oxford. 3 Protestantism and loyalty made almost synonymous by the Bull of Deposition published by Pius V. 1570. 4 Protestantism made intenser by Alva's butcheries in Flanders and the massacre on S. Bartholomew's day in France. 1572, b New outburst of Roman Catholic zeal. I Establishment of a seminary of priests at Douay. Influence of the seminary priests on the Roman Catholic gentry, leading to a strict execution of the Test Act and the martyrdom of seminary priests (i.e., the English priests educated abroad, chiefly at Douay), such as Cuthbert Mayne. 2 Establishment of a Jesuit...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992989
  • 9781236992987