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Elizabeth I Questions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0352  Tuesday, 25 April 2006

[1] 	From: 	Jennifer Clement <
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	Date: 	Monday, 24 Apr 2006 11:56:19 -0500
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0344 Elizabeth I Questions

[2] 	From: 	Tom Bishop <
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	Date: 	Monday, 24 Apr 2006 14:58:02 -0400
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[3] 	From: 	Peter Bridgman <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 25 Apr 2006 01:10:09 +0100
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From: 		Jennifer Clement <
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Date: 		Monday, 24 Apr 2006 11:56:19 -0500
Subject: 17.0344 Elizabeth I Questions
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0344 Elizabeth I Questions

Elizabeth was also a published author, and many of her works have been 
collected in the 2000 volume Elizabeth I: Collected Works, edited by 
Leah S. Marcus, Janel Mueller, and Mary Beth Rose. Though it's hard to 
say exactly how well-known her writing was in her own time, George 
Puttenham considered her one of the best poets of the day -- and though 
we can't discount flattery, she does seem to have been an accomplished 
poet, speechwriter, and devotional writer.

Jennifer Clement
Vanderbilt University

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From: 		Tom Bishop <
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Date: 		Monday, 24 Apr 2006 14:58:02 -0400
Subject: 17.0344 Elizabeth I Questions
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0344 Elizabeth I Questions

Kevin De Ornellas <
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 >>There are no recent biographies of Whitgift that I know of.
 >
 >Doesn't the very substantial piece on Whitgift by William
 >Joseph  Sheils in 2004's 'Oxford Dictionary of National
 >Biography' (www.oxforddnb.com - if your institution subscribes)
 >count as a 'recent biography'?

Fair enough. But still, it's not the full-scale rollout of, say, 
MacCulloch's recent biography of Cranmer.

Tom

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From: 		Peter Bridgman <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 25 Apr 2006 01:10:09 +0100
Subject: 17.0344 Elizabeth I Questions
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0344 Elizabeth I Questions

Donna Lodge writes ...

 >I'm intrigued by your observation that the "sacramental closeness
 >of confession" was lost/denied once Elizabeth broke ties with the
 >Pope. I had not thought of the profound impact this very specific
 >and central tenant of Catholicism - repentance, forgiveness and
 >thus the possibility to entrance to heaven - would have had on the
 >Catholic population.

As the majority of the population went to confession just once a year in 
holy week (their "Easter duty"), they would've only partaken in the 
sacrament five times during Mary's reign before its ban again on 
Elizabeth's succession.  The "profound impact" of removing confession 
was of course the great fear of dying without death-bed confession 
("dis-appointed")...

Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin,
Unhouseled, dis-appointed, unaneled,
No reck'ning made, but sent to my account
With all my imperfections on my head.
O horrible, O horrible, most horrible!

Peter Bridgman

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