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The Caroline Captivity of the Church
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The Caroline Captivity of the Church: Charles I and the Remoulding of Anglicanism 1625-1641

Julian Davies

Abstract

This analysis of the religious policy and ecclesiastical practice of the Church of England in the reign of Charles I offers a new interpretation of the Caroline Church, firmly based on the documentary evidence. The author examines the roles of Charles I and of Archbishop Laud, demonstrating both Laud's essential conservatism in religious matters and Charles's highly personal notion of sacral kingship, which he was attempting to realize through his prerogative as Supreme Governor of the Church. As a vital arm in the political apparatus of the state and as the vehicle for Caroline ideology, the ... More

Keywords: religious policy, ecclesiastical practice, Church of England, Charles I, Caroline Church, Archbishop Laud, politicized

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203117
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203117.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Davies, author