The Vestiarian Controversy

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The Vestiarian Controversy.

There were two sides to the overall settlement of the church:

-The queen felt that it was fully reformed and no further changes needed to be made.

  • Puritans believed that there needed to be change and superstitious catholic elements needed to be removed.

Tensions grew between the Queen who wanted acceptance of the settlement and Puritans who wanted eradication of elements. Following this several church figures felt that it wasn't possible for them to follow clerical dress as stated in the act of uniformity.

Puritans felt that wearing "albs and copes" were too elaborate and more importantly too catholic. Many clergy felt that they would disobey the rule and this was usually accepted as the bishops wouldn't enforce…


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