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The Elizabethan Puritan Movement$
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Patrick Collinson

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198222989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.001.0001

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An Inquisition and a Witch-hunt

An Inquisition and a Witch-hunt

(p.146) 5 An Inquisition and a Witch-hunt
The Elizabethan Puritan Movement

Patrick Collinson

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The negative content of the presbyterian programme, which attracted the most attention, was deceptively anti-clerical in its tendency, and never perhaps were the anti-clerical and anti-ecclesiastical instincts of the age so much in evidence as in 1573. We are now in the aftermath of the St Bartholomew atrocities in France in the late summer of 1572, which seemed to confirm all that protestants had ever suspected about an international conspiracy against the gospel. It was no time for the bishops to convince the nobility and gentry that godly preachers were a threat to the state, or to erase the suspicion that as wealthy prelates their interest lay in preserving their own estates against just and patriotic criticism.

Keywords:   anti-clerical instinct, St Bartholomew atrocities, gospel, godly preachers, presbyterian programme, nobility

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