Elizabeth I - Religion (Injunctions of 1559 (Via Media approach, Prepared…
Elizabeth I - Religion
Translation of Scriptures into Welsh
Important to survival of the Welsh language.
Parliament authorised use of Welsh in spiritual matters barely a decade after banning its use in secular matters.
Gave the Welsh an elevated form of their language.
Politically expedient move - got Welsh onside at time of Catholic threat.
Wales had been known as 'back door' for invasion.
1st non-state language of Europe to convey word of God.
Secured Protestantism as the religion of the nation.
Had time - long reign
Stood the test of time
Injunctions of 1559
Prepared to compromise.
Clergy allowed to marry with permission of 2 JPs + bishop.
Distinctive clerical dress.
Edwardian Prayer book of 1552 reworded to allow Catholic interpretation.
Some Catholic practises retained.
Emphasised some continuity of Catholicism for stability.
Confirmed view that Liz sought to establish Protestant settlement.
Act of Uniformity 1559
Supplementary injunctions appeased Protestants.
Offered relief to Catholics to gain support in House of Lords.
Form of Eucharist redefined - communion in both kinds allowed.
Attendance at church required.
1552 Prayer book reinforced.
Act of Supremacy 1559
Forced clergymen to take an oath of loyalty or lose their office.
Satisfied Catholics + Protestants with choice of title.
Returned power over church to monarch.
Made Liz Supreme Governor of the CoE.