Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2012

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719087806

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Black Bartholomews Day

Preaching, polemic and Restoration nonconformity

David J. Appleby

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP

  • A comprehensive study of the politicised preaching and polemical literature surrounding the mass ejection of Puritan ministers from the Church of England in 1662 - a pivotal event in the history of religion in Britain
  • Makes a significant contribution to the current movement among early modern historians to revise our traditional perceptions of Charles II's 'Merrie England'
  • Will appeal not only to students of history, but also to readers interested in early modern English Literature, the Church, Nonconformity (particularly Presbyterianism), print culture and the processes of political censorship
  • Investigates the explosive political potential of preaching, and will also be of interest to a readership concerned with the activites (and prosecutions) of dissident preachers and their followers in modern socieites