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English Presbyterianism 1590–1640

Polly Ha


This book offers an alternative interpretation of pre-Civil War England, challenging the standard narrative that English Presbyterianism was successfully extinguished from the late sixteenth century until its prominent public resurgence during the English Civil War. From their emergence in the 1570s, English Presbyterians posed a threat to the Church of England, and, in 1592, the English crown arrested the leaders of the Presbyterian movement. The author shows that, during the ensuing half century of apparent silence, English Presbyterians remained continually active, making a concerted effort ... More

Keywords: English Presbyterianism, English Civil War, Church of England, Presbyterian movement, episcopal authority, reformation, liberty, sixteenth century, seventeenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804759878
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804759878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Polly Ha, author