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Margaret Christian

and for their enemies’ conversion, individual judgment (or unpublished pastoral direction) determined whether the enemies referred to were French Catholics, the Guises, the Pope himself, or Catholics in general, including English Catholics. Like other occasional liturgies, the 1572 form lists which chapters of the Bible were to be substituted for lessons dictated by the calendar. Many of the listed readings, overlapping with those in the 1563 plague liturgy, call listeners to repentance (Matthew 3, Luke 15, Acts 9, and Romans 2) or admonish them about Christian

in Spenserian allegory and Elizabethan biblical exegesis
Allegories of the Armada
Margaret Christian

seen, thoroughly entrenched in religious writing 18 Richard Verstegan, The copy of a letter lately written by a Spanishe gentleman, to his freind in England in refutation of sundry calumnies, there falsly bruited, and spred emonge the people (Antwerp, 1589), 3–4, STC (2nd edn) 1038. Available from the database Early English Books Online. Verstegan, a resident of Antwerp, published martyrologies of executed English Catholics and worked as an intelligence agent for the superiors of the English mission, William Allen and Robert Persons. 19 Daniel Archdeacon, A true

in Spenserian allegory and Elizabethan biblical exegesis