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The Elizabethan Puritan Movement$
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Patrick Collinson

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198222989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.001.0001

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Whitgift

Whitgift

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The Elizabethan Puritan Movement
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Patrick Collinson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222989.003.0019

The date of John Whitgift's election — September 23rd, 1583 — was a decisive climacteric in the history of the reformed Church of England. As early as May 6th, Walsingham's secretary, Nicholas Faunt, had reported the likelihood that he would be Grindal's successor, but, as he thought, in little else except the title. Once Whitgift was in, he wrote gloomily. Not all puritans shared Faunt's reaction to the first news of Whitgift's promotion.

Keywords:   John Whitgift, election, Church of England, church reforms, puritans, church ministers

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