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Death, Religion, and the Family in England,
                        1480–1750 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Ralph Houlbrooke


The interest and importance of the social history of death have been increasingly recognized during the last thirty years. This book examines the effects of religious change on the English ‘way of death’ between 1480 and 1750. It discusses relatively neglected aspects of the subject, such as the deathbed, will making, and the last rites. It also examines the rich variety of commemorative media and practices and describes the development of the English funeral sermon between the late Middle Ages and ... More

Keywords: social history, death, deathbed, will making, last rites, funeral sermon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph Houlbrooke, author
University of Reading