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Author Lake, Peter
Title The Trials of Margaret Clitherow : Persecution, Martyrdom and the Politics of Sanctity in Elizabethan England
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (252 pages)
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Note Intro -- Title -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- List of Plates -- Preface -- Note on the Text -- Abbreviations -- Part I -- 1: The Controversial Mrs Clitherow -- 2: The Radicalization of the Mid-Elizabethan Catholics -- 3: Mrs Clitherow, Her Catholic Household and Her (both Protestant and Catholic) Enemies -- 4: The Quarrels of the English Catholic Community -- 5: The Reckoning: Arrest, Trial and Execution -- Part II -- 6: Mrs Clitherow and the English Catholic Community after 1586 -- 7: Thomas Bell's Revenge and the 1591 Proclamation -- 8: Mrs Clitherow Vindicated? -- 9: Aftermath: The English Catholic Community Tears Itself Apart in the Archpriest Controversy -- Epilogue: Margaret Clitherow and the English Reformation -- Notes -- Plates
This is a new biography of a Catholic martyr exploring the complicated and controversial story of her demise. The story of Margaret Clitherow represents one of the most important yet troubling events in post-Reformation history. Her trial, execution and subsequent legend have provoked controversy ever since it became a cause celebre in the time of Elizabeth I. Through extensive new research into the contemporary accounts of her arrest and trial the authors have pieced together a new reading of the surrounding events. The result is a work which considers the question of religious sainthood and martyrdom as well as the relationship between society, the state and the Church in Britain during the C16th. They establish the full ideological significance of the trial and demonstrate that the politics of post-Reformation British society cannot be understood without the wider local, national and international contexts in which they occurred. This is a major contribution to our understanding of both English Catholicism and the Protestant regime of the Elizabethan period
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lake, Peter The Trials of Margaret Clitherow : Persecution, Martyrdom and the Politics of Sanctity in Elizabethan England London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2011 9781441104366
Subject Clitherowe, Margaret, -- -1586
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Alt Author Questier, Michael
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