Saturday, September 13, 2008

Discussion Leaders' documents, group "c"; chapter 3 [post-1547]

By Mon. morning, 22 Sept., post a list of 3 documents from chapter 3 (one should be from the 2nd half of the chapter in the new edition which I will hand out to you on Tuesday) with 1-2 sentences on each explaining what the class should get out of those documents.

Then, during class on Tues., 23 Sept., I will announce to the rest of class which documents they should read for Thursday, 25 Sept. (based on those documents you all have selected), and you will introduce the documents to class.

8 comments:

balkanization said...

3.6 Cranmer's Answer to the Fifteen Articles of the Devon Rebels (1549) because the Archbishop cannot get over the outrageous idea that any group of commoners should demand anything of their ruler. Also, he finds their desire to return to the old service because they cannot follow the English service (many of them were from Cornwall which had its own language although you know they knew English) laughable -- did they all know Latin then, he asks?

3.8 Foxe's Account of Latimer and Ridley burning (1555, 1563) because it is such a dramatic account of what burning heretics was actually like. Most people are pretty reluctant to be martyrs (good for the future cause; not so good for you), and it is also interesting because Foxe appears to be trying to be a good historian (eye-witness accounts) but also a publicist for the cause.

3.15 The Vocacyon of Johan Bale (1553) (from the handout) because Bale, a proponent of the Reformation is aghast at how popular the restoration of Catholicism under Mary is in Ireland. He is a critic of what he sees, but is perhaps even more reliable because of that.

Newton K

Shannon C. said...

3.13 Cranmer’s Answer to the Fifteen Articles of the Devon Rebels (1549). Because with quotes of the Devon rebels articles it give some insight into why they objected to the change in religion. the main focus is on the archbishops mocking of the rebels reasoning, showing why some believe these changes are needed and make sense.

3. 15 the Vocacyon of Johan Bale(1553)- While most of the other documents tell of rebels and the burnings of the time Bale document tells of the rejoicing in the change back to Catholicism even if it is through a very critical and disapproving eye.

3.16 Report of Marian Persecution to Philip of Spain from Simon Renard at London ( February 5, 1555) This document shows the disapproval of the English people to the harsh enforcement of the change back to Catholicism. This article also shows the foreign relations with Spain at this time and how delicately it must be meet with.

Andy L said...

3.14 Robert Parkyn's Narrative of the Reformation (1555) because it shows all of the Protestant changes within Edward's reign in England after his father's death. This article shows how Catholics rejoiced when Mary came into power and attempted to change things back.

3.16 Report on Marian Persecution to Philip of Spain from Simon Renard at London (1555) because this article shows how Mary did bring back some of the old traditions but she also persecuted the Protestant followers. This article also shows how a town was ready to revolt if the burnings continued.

3.17 Foxe's Account of the Death of Bishops Latimer and Ridley (1555) because this article shows how Mary's burnings were very moving and it shows how these men died believing they were correct in their beliefs. The article shows that even when they were offered their lives, they stuck with their beliefs.

Ashley said...

3.12 Anne Askew's, "Sum of My Examination Afore the King's Council at Greenwich" (1546, pub. 1547). Because it is a great account of the reformation after Henry VIII and the hunt for Protestants throughout England and others who did not share the Catholic faith.

3.18 The Elizabethan Injunctions (1559). Because it is a concise message from Elizabeth putting an end to the Marian Reformation and firmly puts The Church of England as the official Religion of England and eliminates the threat of Rome in English politics.

3.7 Robert Parkyn's Narrative of the Reformation (1555). Because it is another first hand account of a Catholic supporter through the Reformation and the changes happening through England also shows support for Queen Mary.

kaylamckean05 said...

3.12 Anne Askew's "Sum of My Examination Afore the King's Council at Greenwich"(1546): I feel this article is significant because Anne Askew was a Protestant who was persecuted as a heretic and the only woman on record to have been tortured in the Tower of London because at the time it was illegal to torture women. She was a firm believer of her faith and was unwilling to conform. She was interigated to give up the names of her followers and later burned at the stake for not abiding.

3.16 Report on Marian Persection to Philip of Spain from Simon Renard at London(February 5, 1555): This article is important because it refers to the persecutions of religious reformers, Protestants, and other dissenters for their beliefs during the reign of Mary I of England. Mary set out to enforce the Roman Catholic Church's principals upon her subjects including bishops. This article gives insight to a town that is ready to fight against unruly burnings.

3.18 The Elizabethan Injunctions (1559): This article was Queen Elizabeth's response to the religious divisions created from Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Mary I. Religion was one Elizabeth's main concerns after inheriting the throne. A lot of acts were looked at and questioned, those that took place under Queen Mary, by Queen Elizabeth. This document shows that Queen Elizabeth was in full control and wanted to have full control of her churches.

Steve T. said...

3.8 Foxe's Account of the Death of Bishops Latimer and Morter because it is a first hand account of how heretics were handled at that time. Foxe's book Book of Martyrs became on of the most important books of the time.

3.18 The Elizabethan Injuctions because Elizabeth is bringing back Henry's church where the King/Queen is the head of the church. Elizabeth also makes any other religious leader proclaim that the Bible and other works were created by mens fantasies, and that any pilgrimage, praying on beads was superstitious in nature.

3.14 Robert Parkyn's Narrative of the Reformation because it chronicled how Mary's counter-reformation brought back Catholicism to England. It shows to us whats steps were taken and how religion was able to come back after time.

Christina G. said...

3.15 Bale does not approve of the trappings and traditions of Catholic rituals and is not happy to see them return. But by looking at his document one is able to see that there are many who welcome it's return.

3.16 This report shows that many in London upset over how Mary forced the change back to Catholicism and her policy of burning heretics.

3.18 This document shows that Elizabeth wanted full control of the church and wanted to get rid of the policies that Mary had passed, and many if not all the superstitious trappings of the Catholic church.

Erin AS said...

3.6 Cranmer’s Answer to the Fifteen Articles of the Devon Rebels:
Cranmer’s 1549 address seems indicate that the man was more concerned with reminding the rebels of their “place” in Edwardian society, and affirming the superiority “English” language and culture, than saving the souls of those in rebellion. This speech is quite pedantic in tone. Cranmer informs the crowd that they are, in essence, childish and stupid – and that they have been lead away from the pure faith of Christ by Crafty Papists.

3.8 Foxe’s Account of the Death of Bishops…
Published in 1563, after Elizabeth was on the throne, and sentiments of the reformed/Protestant tradition were once again in vogue, Fox’s dramatic recount of the death of two hero’s resigned to the flame by Queen Mary makes for interesting reading. There are obvious parallels drawn between the Bishops executed in 1555, and the saints of the first centuries.

3.9 The Elizabethan Injunctions…
The Elizabethan Injunctions are concise and practical. Superstitions of the Medieval mind were to be purged, the Church restored, and order maintained. Radical Protestantism was not to be embraced, as is evidenced by “Elizabeth’s” insistence upon the readings of Erasmus.

Erin Angus-Snapka

 

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