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Ursula, Una, and Jane and William Meysey appear in a list of individuals indicted for recusancy in the West Kent Quarter Sessions in August 1606.
To rub salt in the wounds of English Catholics, King James allowed his Scottish nobles to collect English recusancy fines.
He sees the 1580s as a crucial decade: up to then it was possible to enforce a reluctant conformity in some areas, whereas by 1590 recusancy was general, and conformity was limited to officeholders.
might have done more to probe the vagaries of recorded recusancy rates as a reliable indicator of the overall strength of Catholic commitment regionally and nationally.
For example, it could engage various points of argument in past Donne studies regarding the meditative tradition and Donne's poetry and prose, or it could reexamine Donne's Catholic upbringing and potential recusancy.
It became a secret centre of Catholic recusancy even though some of the Friars were persecuted and became martyrs.
Lowell's recusancy not only from Catholicism but from the elegance of his first two collections and his re-emergence in Life Studies (1959) as an inmate of his life and times in poems like "Memories of West Street and Lepke" is a similar example of the acceptance that was taking place in the rockbottom paradox of the final lines of Carruth's poem.
Political and religious tensions were running high, for the accession of Charles I and his young Catholic bride, the French princess Henrietta Maria--along with the Privy Council's suspension of recusancy laws, which was part of the marriage settlement--had stimulated fears of a Catholic resurgence in the country.
That patents as governmentalist 'problematisation' coexisted with the continuing national 'emergency' of recusancy as a threat to the 'righteous' governance of England (examples include the Guy Fawkes plot and the reactions to Catholic Europe) suggests that the English 'state' exhibited, simultaneously, characteristics of an administrativist state and a governmentalist one: see generally Michel Foucault, 'Governmentality' in Graham Burchell, Colin Gordon and Peter Miller (eds), The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality (1991) 87.
This displaced clerical elite, an entire generation of committed Catholics fostered and promoted by queen and cardinal, was to provide the intellectual backbone of Elizabethan recusancy.
Arguing that the reconstruction effort "can only really be judged in the context of that decade" (152), McCafferty defends the logic behind that effort while showing that, though Bramhall, Wentworth, and Laud were effective in carrying it out, they alienated powerful lay and clerical interests with their overdependence on prerogative, their strategy of putting off the problem of recusancy while reconstruction proceeded, and their inability to see many of the difficulties in "Anglicizing" the Irish Church.
2 of 1593, which prescribed banishment from the realm-for those who failed to conform for However, the continuing prevalence of a more general laxity, over and above ideological recusancy, was exemple lifted in the series of bills on non-churchgoing which came before the 1601 Parliament, two of which were only narrowly defeated.
The continuing practice of recusancy, compelling Catholics to attend Protestant services or pay a steep fine, brought about great financial hardship as "farmers and laborers who decidedly preferred the old forms of worship, were deprived of their rites and ministers, and ruined by spies, pursuivants and bad neighbours, who carded off their goods under cover of collecting recusancy fines, till one by one they gave up the struggle and conformed.
King Charles I's 1624 marriage to the Catholic Henrietta Maria, whose marriage contract stipulated both the suspension of recusancy laws in England and the maintenance of a Catholic chapel at Court, brought the threat of a return to Catholicism too close for many.
The currently fashionable speculation on Shakespeare's early life sees him as connected with Lancastrian Catholic families, among whom he served a political and dramatic apprenticeship in the shadowy world of English recusancy.
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