Anti-papist legislation and recusancy in Elizabethan England (1558-1603)

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dc.contributor.advisor DeSilva, Jennifer Mara, 1976- Buck, Kaitlin A. 2013-06-11T17:53:23Z 2013-06-11T17:53:23Z 2012-12-14 2012-12-14
dc.identifier.other A-346
dc.description.abstract This article examines the causes and effects of anti-papist legislation in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603). By examining both primary and secondary sources, it is possible to contextualize legislation and events that encouraged a more reactionary and less tolerant theme in Elizabeth's religious policy. The article begins with a discussion of the theological changes enacted by Elizabeth's immediate predecessors Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547), Edward VI (r. 1547-1553), and Mary I (r. 1553-1558). The religious policies of Elizabeth were closely linked to political motives. This becomes apparent when studying the Elizabethan Settlement and later recusancy laws and their place in the context of both domestic and foreign affairs. Throughout the article, the effects of anti-papist legislation are explored with regard to politics, foreign relations, religious practices, and everyday life.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh History.
dc.title Anti-papist legislation and recusancy in Elizabethan England (1558-1603) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.?.)

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