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Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England
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Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

David Cressy

Abstract

This book examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by beliefs and events outside the social norm. It uses a series of linked stories and close readings of local texts and narratives to investigate unorthodox happenings such as bestiality and monstrous births, seduction and abortion, excommunication and irregular burial, nakedness and cross-dressing. Each story, and the reaction it generated, exposes the strains and stresses of its local time and circumstances. The reigns of Elizabeth, James, and Charles ... More

Keywords: Protestant, post-Reformation England, seduction, abortion, religious disputes, aristocracy, bestiality, nakedness, cross-dressing, excommunication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Cressy, author
Ohio State University