Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
Church of England -- History, Great Britain -- Church history -- 16th century
1 online resource (133 p.)
The term, Elizabethan Settlement, when applied solely to the adoption of the Prayer Book in 1559 or the Thirty-nine Articles in 1563, is misleading. The final form of the Settlement was the result of a creative struggle which involved Elizabeth and her advisers, together with the bishops and the local populace. The bishops introduced the Settlement in their dioceses and began a process of change which involved the laity and the local clergy. Through the ensuing implementation process the ultimate form of religion in England was defined.
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Litzenberger, Caroline J., "The role of episcopal theology and administration in the implementation of the settlement of religion, 1559-c. 1575" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3983.