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Godly Kingship in Restoration England: The Politics of the Royal Supremacy, 1660 1688 Jacqueline Rose

Godly Kingship in Restoration England: The Politics of the Royal Supremacy, 1660 1688

Jacqueline Rose

Published December 2nd 2011
ISBN : 9781283341981
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300 pages
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The position of English monarchs as supreme governors of the Church of England profoundly affected early modern politics and religion. This innovative book explores how tensions in church-state relations created by Henry VIIIs Reformation continuedMoreThe position of English monarchs as supreme governors of the Church of England profoundly affected early modern politics and religion. This innovative book explores how tensions in church-state relations created by Henry VIIIs Reformation continued to influence relationships between the crown, Parliament and common law during the Restoration, a distinct phase in Englands long Reformation. Debates about the powers of kings and parliaments, the treatment of Dissenters and emerging concepts of toleration were viewed through a Reformation prism where legitimacy depended on godly status. This book discusses how the institutional, legal and ideological framework of supremacy perpetuated the language of godly kingship after 1660 and how supremacy was complicated by the ambivalent Tudor legacy. It was manipulated by not only Anglicans, but also tolerant kings and intolerant parliaments, Catholics, Dissenters and radicals like Thomas Hobbes. Invented to uphold the religious and political establishments, supremacy paradoxically ended up subverting them.