The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

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Methuen, 1967 - England - 527 pages
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First published in 1967 and now available in paperback, this is an authoritative and revealing study of an important yet relatively unexamined force in English history. The Elizabethan Puritan Movement arose from discontent with the religious settlement of 1559 and the desire among many ofthe clergy and laity for a further reformation. The more radical wished to change the structure of the Church, substituting a presbyterian order for episcopacy. They became, in fact, a revolutionary movement whose clandestine organization and agitation through parliament constituted a seriousthreat to the state.

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Patrick Collinson is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Cambridge.

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