Catholicism and Community in Early Modern England
Politics, Aristocratic Patronage and Religion, C. 1550 - 1640
By (author) Michael C. Questier
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Catholicism and Community in Early Modern England by Michael C. Questier
Book DescriptionThis is a study of the political, religious, social and mental worlds of the Catholic aristocracy from 1550 to 1640. Michael Questier examines the familial and patronage networks of the English Catholic community and their relationship to the later Tudors and Stuarts. He shows how the local history of the Reformation can be used to rewrite mainstream accounts of national politics and religious conflict in this period. The book takes in the various crises of mid- and late Elizabeth politics, the accession of James VI, the Gunpowder Plot, religious toleration and the start of the Thirty Years War and finally the rise of Laudianism, leading up to the civil war. It challenges recent historical notions of Catholicism as fundamentally sectarian and demonstrates the extent to which sections of the Catholic community had come to an understanding with both the local and national State by the later 1620s and 1630s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521068802
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael C. Questier
Catholicism and Community in Early Modern England, Hardback (April 2006)
A study of the political, religious and mental worlds of the Catholic aristocracy from 1550 to 1640,
Newsletters from the Caroline Court, 1631-1638, Hardback (September 2005)
Publishes newsletters written by Catholics with access to the Court of Charles I during the 1630s.
Conversion, Politics and Religion in England, 1580-1625, Hardback (July 1996)» View all books by Michael C. Questier
A study of conversion and its implications during the English Reformation.
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Author Biography - Michael C. Questier
Michael C. Questier is Senior Lecturer in History at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous publications include Conversion, Politics and Religion in England 1580-1625 (1996).
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