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  1. Seminar Readings 161 items
    1. SEMINAR 1. Introduction: Them and Us 6 items
      1. Chapter 1, The Social World [in] A monarchy transformed: Britain, 1603-1714 - Mark Kishlanshy

        Chapter  A readable snapshot of what England was like in 1603 with a wealth of useful background info.

      2. 'Introduction' [in] The impact of the English Reformation, 1500-1640 - Peter Marshall

        Chapter  Explores Reformation historiography, dated as published in 1998.

      3. For a follow-up to the above, see:

    2. SEMINAR 2. Late Medieval Religion: Fear and Belonging 8 items
      The first four are essential reading.
      1. The late medieval English church : vitality and vulnerability before the break with Rome - G. W. Bernard 2012

        Book  See especially chapter 4 on the clergy; chapter 6 on lay participation.

      2. 'Dean Colet's Convocation Sermon and the Pre-Reformation Church in England' [in] History - Christopher Harper-Bill 06/1988

        Article  [For background on primary source] Also appears in P. Marshall (ed.), The Impact of the English Reformation (London, 1997)

      3. Church and society in late medieval England - R N. Swanson 1989

        Book  Chapters 2, 5, 6 – a brief intro.

      4. 'Anticlericalism and the English Reformation' [in] History - Christopher Haigh 10/1983

        Article  Also appears in Haigh (ed.), The English Reformation Revised (Cambridge, 1987)

      5. The Reformation and the English people - J. J. Scarisbrick 1984

        Book  Chapters 1-2

    3. SEMINAR 3. The Royal Supremacy: Catholicism without the Pope? 15 items
      The first two are overviews, the next three essential reading.
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      2. English reformations: religion, politics, and society under the Tudors - Christopher Haigh, American Council of Learned Societies 1993 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapter 7

      3. Local responses to the English Reformation - Robert Whiting 1998

        Book  Expanded version of the above chapter [another useful overview].

      4. The stripping of the altars: traditional religion in England, c.1400-c.1580 - Eamon Duffy 2005

        Book  Chapters 11-14 – v important. [on the impact in the parishes]

      5. Popular politics and the English Reformation - Ethan H. Shagan 2003

        Book  Chapter 5 [on the dissolution of the monasteries]

      6. ‘The Making of Religious Policy, 1533-1546: Henry VIII and the Search for the Middle Way’ [in] The Historical Journal 1998/06

        Article  [Controversial new interpretation, for more see also G. W. Bernard, The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church (London, 2007), chs. 1-2, 6].

      7. The reign of Henry VIII: politics, policy and piety - Diarmaid MacCulloch 1995

        Book  D. MacCulloch, ‘Henry VIII and the Reform of the Church’

      8. Religious identities in Henry VIII's England - Peter Marshall c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapter 11

    4. SEMINAR 4. Radical Religion in the Parishes 11 items
      The first two are overviews, the next four essential reading
      1. Reformation England, 1480-1642 - Peter Marshall 2012

        Book  Chapter 3

      2. Late monasticism and the Reformation - A. G. Dickens 1994 (electronic resource)

        Book  A.G. Dickens, 'The Early Expansion of Protestantism in England 1520-1558' [spread of Protestantism to end of Mary’s reign]

      3. English reformations: religion, politics, and society under the Tudors - Christopher Haigh, American Council of Learned Societies 1993 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapter 11

      4. Thomas Cranmer: a life - Diarmaid MacCulloch ©1996

        Book  Especially chapters 9-12. Definitive treatment of a central figure.

      5. Tudor church militant: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation - Diarmaid MacCulloch 1999

        Book  The most important recent work on these topics.

      6. Kingship and politics in the reign of Edward VI - Stephen Alford, American Council of Learned Societies 2008, c2002 (electronic resource)

        Book  Especially chapters 1 and 4.

    5. SEMINAR 5. Mary I: Failure or Visionary? 11 items
      The first two are overviews, then pick according to your ‘side’ in the debate
      1. Reformation England, 1480-1642 - Peter Marshall 2012

        Book  Chapter 4

      2. 'Mary Tudor and the re-Catholicisation of England' [in] History Today - Loach, Jennifer

        Article  Useful guide to recent revisionist thinking. (Follow up in exchange of letters between Loach and Thomas Freeman in History Today, June 1995)

      3. 'The Marian Regime's Failure to Understand the Importance of Printing' [in] Religious radicals in Tudor England - J. W. Martin

        Chapter  J.W. Martin, 'The Marian Regime's Failure to Understand the Importance of Printing'

      4. 'Revival and reform in Mary Tudor's Church: a question of money' [in] The Journal of Ecclesiastical History - R. H. Pogson 1974-7

        Article  Also in Haigh, English Reformation Revised (Cambridge, 1987) [was the reversal of reform dictated by the funds available?]

      5. The church of Mary Tudor - Eamon Duffy, D. M. Loades c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  All useful, but especially the introduction and chapters 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11.

      6. The English Reformation - A.G. Dickens 1989

        Book  Chapter 12 [traditional interpretation]

      7. Key revisionist historian is E. Duffy, The Church of Mary Tudor (2006) [ebook, see above] Earlier summaries of his argument: The Stripping of the Altars (New Haven, 1992), ch. 16, and in P. Marshall (ed.), Impact of the English Reformation (London, 1997), most important recent attempt to revise the religious history of the reign.

    6. SEMINAR 6. Elizabeth’s Settlement? 15 items
      The first two are general overviews, then pick 2-3 from the rest.
      1. Reformation England, 1480-1642 - Peter Marshall 2012

        Book  Chapter 5 (just section on the Elizabethan Settlement) and chapter 6.

      2. 'New wine into old bottles: The doctrine and structure of the Elizabethan church' [in] The Elizabethan world - Brett Usher

        Chapter  Another textbook overview. Chapter 12 on the unique nature of the C of E..

      3. Important works on nature of English Protestantism 12 items
        1. The plain man's pathways to heaven: kinds of Christianity in post-Reformation England, 1570-1640 - Christopher Haigh 2007 (electronic resource)

          Book  Chapter 1 preaching; 2 what people expected from their minister; 3 catechisms, 4 attendance at church; 8 people abusing the minister. For contrast to Haigh on catechisms, see Ian Green, ‘For Children in Yeeres…’, below:

        2. Prayer book and people in Elizabethan and early Stuart England - Judith D. Maltby 1998

          Book  Chapter 1 [overview of work on conformity] & chapter 2, conclusion.

        3. Providence in early modern England - Alexandra Walsham c1999 (electronic resource)

          Book  Short introduction has key statement of argument, chapter 1, then dip into the rest – might be tricky if you know nothing about puritans.

        4. Bonfires and bells: national memory and the Protestant calendar in Elizabethan and Stuart England - David Cressy 2004

          Book  V. short intro, chapter 2 overview of calendar, chapter 4 on new ‘secular’ celebrations.

        5. The voices of Morebath: reformation and rebellion in an English village - Eamon Duffy ©2001

          Book  Chapter 7 [on what happened in a parish in Devon in the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth – v interesting and detailed].

        6. Worship and the parish church in early modern Britain 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book  Interesting collection, try Craig’s chapter on gesture.

    7. SEMINAR 7. Religious Extremists? The Place of Puritanism 14 items
      First three are introductions, read something by Collinson and 2 others.
      1. Reformation England, 1480-1642 - Peter Marshall 2012

        Book  Chapter 5

      2. The culture of English puritanism, 1560-1700 - Christopher Durston, Jacqueline Eales 1996

        Book  Especially the introduction which is a useful survey, and essays by Collinson, Ingram, Lake, and Eales.

      3. The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism 2008

        Book  All useful especially Lake on historiography, Craig on growth of puritanism.

      4. Works by Collinson: 5 items
        The late Patrick Collinson was perhaps the leading scholar on Puritanism. Read at least one thing by him (this is a sample):
        1. Christianity and community in the West: essays for John Bossy - Simon Ditchfield 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book  Patrick Collinson, ‘Merry England on the Ropes: The Contested Culture of the Early Modern English Town’, pp. 131-147.

        2. The reign of Elizabeth I: court and culture in the last decade 1995

          Book  Patrick Collinson, ‘Ecclesiastical vitriol: religious satire in the 1590s and the invention of puritanism’, pp. 150-170.

      5. More important research: 4 items
        1. Religion, culture, and society in early modern Britain: essays in honour of Patrick Collinson 1994

          Book  Peter Lake, ‘Popular Form, Puritan Content? Two Puritan Appropriations of the Murder Pamphlet from Mid-Seventeenth Century London’

      6. Case studies: 2 items
        1. Poverty and piety in an English village: Terling, 1525-1700 - Keith Wrightson, David Levine 1995 (electronic resource)

          Book  Chapters 4, 5 and postscript.

    8. SEMINAR 8. Popular Politics: Loyal Subjects and Traitors 17 items
      1. Tudor rebellions - Anthony Fletcher, Diarmaid MacCulloch 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book  Chapters 1, 2, 4, 9 – an introduction

      2. Allocated: 15 items
        1. Order and disorder in early modern England 1985

          Book  C.S.L. Davies, ‘Popular Religion and the Pilgrimage of Grace”, pp. 58-91.

        2. Riot, rebellion and popular politics in early modern England - Andy Wood 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book  Chapters 1 and 2

        3. Popular politics and the English Reformation - Ethan H. Shagan, American Council of Learned Societies 2003

          Book  Chapter 3

        4. Rebellion, popular protest and the social order in early modern England - Paul Slack 1984

          Book  Chapters 1-4 (each of these is a reprint of the articles listed below from Past and Present).

    9. SEMINAR 9. Communicating in Print: Word and Image 24 items
      1. Sources 9 items
        1. 1) Prayer 2 items
          1. A short fourme of thankesgeuyng to God for ceassyng the contagious sicknes of the plague

            Book  Note: there is no transcription of this text, but if you follow the electronic resource link you can download it as an image and then enlarge it.

          2. Bonfires and bells: national memory and the Protestant calendar in Elizabethan and Stuart England - David Cressy 2004

            Book  On emerging Protestant, national identity; think also about who would use / read this and where….

        2. 2) Catechism 3 items
        3. 3) Ballad 2 items
          1. Cheap print and popular piety, 1550-1640 - Tessa Watt 1991

            Book 

        4. 4) Broadsheet 2 items
          1. Providence in early modern England - Alexandra Walsham c1999 (electronic resource)

            Book 

      2. Seminar reading: 15 items
        1. Print and literacy 5 items
          1. The uses of script and print, 1300-1700 - Julia C. Crick, Alexandra Walsham 2003

            Book  Generally provides evidence against the notion of a printing 'revolution'

          2. Being Protestant in Reformation Britain - Alec Ryrie 2013

            Book  Chapter 11 on reading and everyday practice

          3. Private and domestic devotion in early modern Britain - Jessica Martin, Alec Ryrie 2012 (electronic resource)

            Book  Kate Narveson, ‘Clerical anxieties about lay scripture reading in early modern England’

          4. From iconoclasm to iconophobia: the cultural impact of the second English Reformation : the Stenton Lecture 1985 - Patrick Collinson 1986

            Book  Also published in Peter Marshall (ed.), The Impact of the English Reformation (London, 1997) [very important, though disputed argument]

          5. Cheap print and popular piety, 1550-1640 - Tessa Watt 1991

            Book  Ground-breaking post-revisionist work, to what extent did cheap print promote the cause of reform?

        2. Image 4 items
          1. England's iconoclasts: v.1: Laws against images - Margaret Aston 1988

            Book  Important. See also M. Aston, 'Iconoclasm in England' in Peter Marshall (ed.), The Impact of the English Reformation (London, 1997)

          2. Decorating the 'godly' household: religious art in post-reformation Britain - Tara Hamling, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art c2010

            Book  All useful, especially chapter on ‘Spiritualisation of the household’. Similar argument in Hamling’s ‘To see or not to see’ article in Art History (see below).

          3. Private and domestic devotion in early modern Britain - Jessica Martin, Alec Ryrie 2012 (electronic resource)

            Book  T. Hamling, ‘Old Robert’s Girdle: Visual and Material Props for Protestant Piety in Post-Reformation England’

        3. More on print 6 items
          1. Oral and literate culture in England, 1500-1700 - Adam Fox 2000 (electronic resource)

            Book  On the overlapping relationship between the two

          2. Providence in early modern England - Alexandra Walsham c1999 (electronic resource)

            Book  Very important post-revisionist work that uses cheap print as main source of evidence.

          3. 'Levels of Illiteracy in England, 1530-1730' [in] The Historical Journal - David Cressy 1977

            Article  Classic article: who could read – the stats. The hierarchy of literacy.

          4. Print and Protestantism in early modern England - I. M. Green 2000 (electronic resource)

            Book  Monumental work surveying e. m. 'bestsellers'.

          5. Pamphlets and pamphleteering in early modern Britain - Joad Raymond 2003

            Book  Print culture

    10. SEMINAR 10. Protestantism and the Arts 26 items
      1. Reading 9 items
        1. From iconoclasm to iconophobia: the cultural impact of the second English Reformation : the Stenton Lecture 1985 - Patrick Collinson 1986

          Book  Also published in Peter Marshall (ed.), The Impact of the English Reformation (London, 1997) [If you didn't read it last week!]

        2. Worship and the parish church in early modern Britain 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book  Jonathan Willis, ‘Protestant Worship and the Discourse of Music in Reformation England'. Much more detail in his book below:

        3. Music and society in early modern England - Christopher W. Marsh 2013, c2010

          Book  Chapter 1 on music generally, chapters 5 and 6 on ballads, chapters 8 and 9 on psalms and bell ringing. There is also a chapter by Marsh on bell ringing in Natalie Mears and Alec Ryrie (eds), Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modern Britain (see above).

        4. Reformation and the culture of persuasion - Andrew Pettegree 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book  ‘Militant in Song’, pp. 40-75.

        5. 'The Theatre and Society' [in] The Oxford illustrated history of Tudor & Stuart Britain - Andrew Gurr

          Chapter  Andrew Gurr, 'The Theatre and Society' [very basic introduction to later sixteenth-century drama]

        6. The Antichrist's lewd hat: Protestants, papists and players in post-Reformation England - Peter Lake, Michael C. Questier 2002

          Book  Section I, esp. chs. 1, 5. Section II, chs. 9, 10 [links and overlaps between popular pamphlets and drama], 11 [anti-theatrical polemic], 12 [Puritanism and the stage]

      2. More on music: 3 items
        1. Singing the Gospel: Lutheran hymns and the success of the Reformation - Christopher Boyd Brown 2005

          Book  Not on England, but useful.

      3. More on drama: 7 items
        1. Playgoing in Shakespeare's London - Andrew Gurr 1987

          Book 

        2. The rise and fall of merry England: the ritual year, 1400-1700 - Ronald Hutton 1994 (electronic resource)

          Book  Drama and 'playing' outside of the theatres.

      4. Plays: 7 items
        1. John Bale (early reformer, anti-Catholic works) 3 items
          1. King Johan - John Bale, Peter Happé 1994 (electronic resource)

            Book 

          2. The temptation of our Lord - John Bale, Peter Happ&#233 1994 (electronic resource)

            Book 

          3. Johan Baptystes preachynge - John Bale, Peter Happé 1994 (electronic resource)

            Book 

        2. Shakespeare 2 items
          1. Measure for measure - William Shakespeare 2017

            Article  (Angelo = puritan/ hypocrite?)

          2. Hamlet - William Shakespeare, Ann Thompson 2016

            Book  (the ghost of Hamlet's father = beliefs about the supernatural)

        3. Ben Jonson 2 items
          1. The alchemist - Ben Jonson, Elizabeth Cook 2010

            Book  (Tribulation and Ananias = Puritan)

          2. Bartholomew Fair - Ben Jonson, G. R. Hibbard 2007 (electronic resource)

            Article  (Zeal-of-the-Land-Busy = Puritan)

    11. SEMINAR 11. England 1603: Protestant Identities 14 items
      1. Reading 14 items
        Select some from these:
        1. Reconstructing historical communities - Alan Macfarlane, Sarah Harrison, Charles Jardine 1977

          Book 

        2. Love, friendship and faith in Europe, 1300-1800 - Laura Gowing, Michael Hunter, Miri Rubin 2005 (electronic resource)

          Book  Naomi Tadmor, ‘Friends and Neighbours in Early Modern England: Biblical Translations and Social Norms’

        3. Providence in early modern England - Alexandra Walsham c1999 (electronic resource)

          Book  Especially chapter 5 [Providentialism as important element of a growing ‘national’ myth]

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