This study of religious tensions in Early Modern England explores the different religious separatist movements between 1550-1660. It describes the development of radical sectarianism during the reign of Charles I and explores why the unity of radical cause was shattered following the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.
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Series: Seminar Studies
27 January 2017
Part One: The Background: The Radical Tradition. Part Two Analysis: 1 The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church: The Marian Persecution and the Growth of Separatism. 2. Religious Separatism in the Reign of Elizabeth I. 3. Religious Divisions in Jacobean England. 4. `The Two Smoaking Firebrands': Laud and the Growth of Religious Separatism. 5. The Disciplining of Dissent: Presbyterians, Congregationalists and Baptists 1640 - 1660. 6. `Happy Seeker, Happy Finder': The Seekers. 7. `All Manner of Filthiness': The Ranters. 8 `The Truth of Light Within': The Quaker Movement. Part Three: Assessment 9. The Radical Legacy. Part Four: Documents. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.