The later Stuart Church, 1660–1714

Edited by Grant Tapsell

The later Stuart Church, 1660–1714


  • Hardcover

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0674-2
  • Pages: 264
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £22.99
  • Published Date: January 2017
  • BIC Category: Humanities / British & Irish history, Humanities / Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, History, History of religion, History & Archaeology, c 1500 onwards to present day, RELIGION / History, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • Series: Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain


The later Stuart Church, 1660-1714 features nine essays written by leading scholars in the field and offers new insights into the place of the Church of England within the volatile Restoration era, complementing recent research into political and intellectual culture under the later Stuarts.

Sections on ideas and people include essays covering the royal supremacy, the theology of the later Stuart Church and clerical and lay interests. Attention is also given to how the Church of England interacted with Protestant churches in Scotland, Ireland, continental Europe and colonial North America. A concluding section examines the difficult relationships and creative tensions between the established Church in England, Protestant dissenters, and Roman Catholics.

The later Stuart Church is intended to be both accessible for students and thought-provoking for scholars within the broad early modern field.


The volume is erudite, informative, and adds welcomed depth to
the historiography of the Anglican Church and early modern ecclesiastical history at

This volume should attract a wide readership and will shape future research in the religious history of this crucial period.


Introduction: The later Stuart church in context - Grant Tapsell
Part I: Ideas
1. By law established: the Church of England and the royal supremacy - Jacqueline Rose
2. From Laudians to Latitudinarians: a shifting balance of theological forces - Nicholas Tyacke
Part II: People
3. Pastors, preachers, and politicians: the clergy of the later Stuart Church - Grant Tapsell
4. The lay Church of England - John Spurr
Part III: Places
5. The later Stuart Church as 'national church' in Scotland and Ireland - Clare Jackson
6. The later Stuart Church and North America - Jeremy Gregory
7. The Church of England and the churches of Europe, 1660-1714 - Tony Claydon
Part IV: Rivals
8. Dissent and the Restoration Church of England - George Southcombe
9. The Church and the Catholic community 1660-1714 - Gabriel Glickman


Grant Tapsell is Fellow and Tutor in History at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

The later Stuart Church, 1660–1714

Edited by Grant Tapsell

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