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Black Bartholomew's Day: Preaching, Polemic and Restoration Nonconformity

David J. Appleby


This book explores the religious, political and cultural implications of a collision of highly charged polemic prompted by the mass ejection of Puritan ministers from the Church of England in 1662, providing an in-depth study of this heated exchange centring on the departing ministers' farewell sermons. Many of these valedictions, delivered by hundreds of dissenting preachers in the weeks before Bartholomew's Day, would be illegally printed and widely distributed, provoking a furious response from government officials, magistrates and bishops. The book re-interprets the political significance ... More

Keywords: Puritan ministers, Church of England, farewell sermons, valedictions, dissenting preachers, Bartholomew's Day, government officials, magistrates, bishops, Puritan clergy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719075612
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719075612.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David J. Appleby, author