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EMLS 13.3 Now Available
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0171  Thursday, 13 March 2008

[1] 	From:	Judi Crane <
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	Date:	Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 13:12:56 +1100
	Subj:	RE: SHK 19.0165 EMLS 13.3 Now Available

[2] 	From:	Donald Bloom <
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	Date:	Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 07:58:07 -0500
	Subj:	RE: SHK 19.0165 EMLS 13.3 Now Available


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From:		Judi Crane <
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Date:		Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 13:12:56 +1100
Subject: 19.0165 EMLS 13.3 Now Available
Comment:	RE: SHK 19.0165 EMLS 13.3 Now Available

Precisely what does Nicole mean by 'Catholically-aligned'? Charles and 
his Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, both embraced what later 
became known as Anglo-Catholic or High Church practices and dogma, so 
may be thus described. Both were executed for treason, and the charges 
included endangering the Protestant faith. Charles 1's sons and eventual 
successors were both Roman Catholics, so their father could hardly be 
'the last... in English history'. Charles formally embraced the faith on 
his deathbed, but his younger brother and successor was a baptised and 
practicing Catholic. He was the last Roman Catholic king of England. The 
eventual birth of a son to him and his (Catholic) second wife raised 
fears of an eventual Catholic succession, and was a significant factor 
in his removal in The Glorious Revolution of 1688.  By Act of 
Parliament, the monarch may not be a Roman Catholic, marry a Roman 
Catholic or bring his/her children up as Catholics. Any member of the 
royal family who marries a Catholic loses his/her place in the 
succession, however children of that union retain their rights, provided 
that they are baptised and raised as Anglicans. Anglicanism is described 
as a 'broad church', and encompasses a wide range of practices, from Low 
Church evangelicalism to High Church/ Anglo-Catholic ritual. All 
Anglicans, from the monarch down are free to choose their preferred 
'brand'. I suspect EII favours a moderate form of worship and practice - 
neither too High nor too Low, but she is quite free to adopt 
Anglo-Catholic practices should she so wish.

Cheers,
Judi Crane
Australian National University

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From:		Donald Bloom <
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Date:		Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 07:58:07 -0500
Subject: 19.0165 EMLS 13.3 Now Available
Comment:	RE: SHK 19.0165 EMLS 13.3 Now Available

Not wanting to be fussy, but when Nicole Coonradt calls Charles I "the 
last Catholically-aligned monarch in English history," she seems to be 
ignoring his sons, one of whom reputedly remained a secret catholic all 
his life and the other of whom lost his crown (though not the head 
inside it) over his obstinacy.

Cheers,
don

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