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all’. 4 The College persisted, but its continuation was until 1578 in doubt. There was, in addition, the very real possibility that the virgin queen would die and that England would revert to Rome: the last Catholic Warden of Manchester, Laurence Vaux, who was ousted in 1559, was still looking forward in 1573 to a time when ‘the college should be restored to the Catholic faith, or … Catholics should live in it’, and he was not alone in such hopes. 5 Only with the benefit of hindsight does that possibility

in Manchester Cathedral
Puritans and Dissenters
Robert G. Ingram

Elizabeth’s reign but rather by quoting repeatedly from the managers of Henry Sacheverell’s trial regarding Elizabeth’s persecution of the Puritans.84 The path from the persecutory Virgin Queen through Sacheverell to Edmund Gibson and his fellow orthodox churchmen was one that Neal left his readers to trace for themselves.85 Gibson became an increasingly polarizing figure during the 1730s, as he 212 Factions, seditions and schismatical principles strengthened the resolve of the bench of bishops to defend the established Church. The 1734 parliamentary election returned a

in Reformation without end
Tom Betteridge

works as The Mirror. There was, however, a problem in rejecting a Henrician or an early Edwardian model of government. Henry’s government had claimed legitimacy on the basis of its rigour, Edward’s by appealing for popular support. In A Declaration the Elizabethan regime defined itself in an almost entirely negative way; it did not persecute, exact obedience from the Queen’s subjects or pass many new, unnecessary laws. As is well known, the positive side of Elizabeth’s rule was provided by the creation of the myth of the Virgin Queen. However, this was a development

in Literature and politics in the English Reformation
All’s Well That Ends Well
Lisa Hopkins

presence of well imagery in the play when she suggests that ‘In one respect … the name Diana is a repetition of Fontibell, not a correction. Fontibell means “beautiful fountain”, and fountains are invariably associated with chaste women, with the goddess Diana … and with the virgin queen Elizabeth’ ( 2007 : 104–5). 5 Moreover, Winifred Joy Mulligan notes that ‘later legends lauded

in Biblical women in early modern literary culture 1550–1700
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Discovering biblical women in early modern literary culture, 1550–1700
Victoria Brownlee and Laura Gallagher

). Thus, Mary’s virginity might be reminiscent of England’s Virgin Queen Elizabeth; praise of her might, as Thomas Rist’s essay ( Chapter 10 ) discusses, slide into admiration of Henrietta Maria, and consideration of her could, as Laura Gallagher’s essay ( Chapter 11 ) suggests, provide a tool for meditation and affective piety. These alternative determinations of Mary’s relevance are bound up with

in Biblical women in early modern literary culture 1550–1700
Scriptural tradition and the close of The Faerie Queene
Margaret Christian

excellent conceipt of Cynthia.”29 This goddess reigns in “the Circle of the moone,” and the moon, at least during the tenure of a virgin queen, was England’s national orb. Furthermore, Spenser twice uses the word “glory” to characterize Cynthia’s reign, here and in stanza 10: “Shee gan to burne in her ambitious spright,/ And t’envie her that in such glorie raigned.” “Glory,” like “glorious” and the name Gloriana, is a word associated with Elizabeth (and occasionally with her antitheses, such as Lucifera). 27 Mary K. Woodworth, “The Mutabilitie Cantos and the Succession

in Spenserian allegory and Elizabethan biblical exegesis
Genealogy in biblical exegesis and the Legend of Temperance
Margaret Christian

to his first wife, who bore him at least thirteen children and whom he mourned by erecting the twelve famous Eleanor crosses. Edward I was also celebrated for his faithfulness to his second wife,32 while the virgin queen lavished her devotion on England. Edward III, when only a teenager, balked at offering the required homage to the French king in return for his French holdings, first obtaining legal opinions that such service did not prejudice his own claims to the French crown. A lover of war, he sought to expand his territory in France and into Scotland.33

in Spenserian allegory and Elizabethan biblical exegesis