English Catholicism 1558-1570

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Luciieee
  • Created on: 11-04-15 14:11
View mindmap
  • English Catholicism 1558-1570
    • Official attitudes
      • needed to conform outwardly
        • as long as they did, "no windows into men's souls"
      • wanted Protestant country but no interest in persecution of Catholics
    • Strengths of Catholicism
      • Ease at which it was offically restored in 1553
      • Bulk of clergy still conservative
        • 23% of senior clergy of Province of York endorsed royal supremacy
        • Bishop of Chester described clergymen in Lancashire as "obstinate" or "of unsound religion"
    • Ways Catholicism undermined
      • Sedgefield in County Durham
        • Dispute between parishoners + rector Robert Swift
          • Swift ally of radical Bishop Pilkington
            • many of Sedgefield parishioners involved in Northern Rebellion
      • Abolition of mystery plays
        • in Middle Ages, expression of popular culture
        • produced in guilds in towns e.g. York and Chester
        • too associated with feast of Corpus Christi
          • encouraged by Catholics to reinforce doctrine of transubstantiation
  • Evidence from preambles and bequests suggests it remained strong
    • esp. Lancashire and Herefordshire
    • Strengths of Catholicism
      • Ease at which it was offically restored in 1553
      • Bulk of clergy still conservative
        • 23% of senior clergy of Province of York endorsed royal supremacy
        • Bishop of Chester described clergymen in Lancashire as "obstinate" or "of unsound religion"
  • e.g. Bishop of Lichfield complained parishioners hiding images not destroying them
  • Some members of Privy Council had conservative instincts on religion
    • esp. those from traditional aristocracy like Marquis of Winchester
  • Lot of time spent removing Catholic images from parish churches
    • + searching for images hidden for church visitations
    • e.g. Archbishop of Lincoln, John Alymer
    • Ways Catholicism undermined
      • Sedgefield in County Durham
        • Dispute between parishoners + rector Robert Swift
          • Swift ally of radical Bishop Pilkington
            • many of Sedgefield parishioners involved in Northern Rebellion
      • Abolition of mystery plays
        • in Middle Ages, expression of popular culture
        • produced in guilds in towns e.g. York and Chester
        • too associated with feast of Corpus Christi
          • encouraged by Catholics to reinforce doctrine of transubstantiation

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar resources:

See all resources »See all resources »