Church of England Record Society


From Cranmer to Davidson: A Church of England Miscellany, ed. Stephen Taylor, 1999. Reprinted 2002.

The first miscellany volume to be published by the Church of England Record Society contains eight edited texts covering aspects of the history of the Church from the Reformation to the early twentieth century. The longest contribution is a scholarly edition of W.J. Conybeare’s famous and influential article on nineteenth-century Church Parties; other documents included are the protests against Archbishop Cranmer’s metropolitical powers of visitation, the petitions to the Long Parliament in support of the Prayer Book, and Randall Davidson’s memoir on the role of the archbishop of Canterbury in the early twentieth century.

Stephen Taylor is reader in 18th century history at the University of Reading.

Lists of contents:

  1. Thomas Cranmer and the metropolitical visitation of Canterbury province 1533-1535, by Paul Ayris (University College London).
  2. Edward Brocklesby: ‘The first put out of his living for the surplice’, by Brett Usher.
  3. Richard Montagu: ‘Concerning Recusancie of Communion with the Church of England’, by Anthony Milton (University of Sheffield) and Alexandra Walsham (University of Exeter).
  4. Petitions of episcopacy and the Book of Common Prayer on the eve of the civil war 1641-1642, by Judith Maltby (Corpus Christi College, Oxford).
  5. Bishop Edmund Gibson’s proposals for church reform, by Stephen Taylor (University of Reading).
  6. Samuel Horsley: ‘Thoughts on Civil government’, by Andrew Robinson (Eton College).
  7. W.J. Conybeare: ‘Church Parties’, by Arthur Burns (King’s College London).
  8. Randall Davidson: a partial retrospective, by Melanie Barber (Lambeth Palace Library).

ISBN 0 85115 742 4.  Price: 40.  (Members: 25).

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