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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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The People and the Pope's Attire

The People and the Pope's Attire

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(p.92) 4 The People and the Pope's Attire
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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/9780198222989.003.0007

The vestiarian disturbances are a reminder that Puritanism was not excessively reliant upon either clerical or aristocratic leadership. Protestantism was at least potentially a levelling principle, with those marked anti-hierarchical and anticlerical tendencies which were displayed by the obscure John Smith when he damned even a Coverdale with the faintest of praise. It should be noted that when Elizabethans spoke of ‘the godly’ they usually meant neither the preachers nor the protestant nobility and gentry but the more zealous of the rank and file. They also used that deceptive expression ‘the people’, which is scarcely valid in the discussion of Tudor political history but which already has some meaning in the context of protestant affairs.

Keywords:   Puritanism, clerical leadership, aristocratic leadership, protestant nobility, Elizabethans, political history

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