New Wine into Old Bottles

The doctrine and structure of the Elizabethan church

Authored by: Brett Usher

The Elizabethan World

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415409599
eBook ISBN: 9781315736044
Adobe ISBN: 9781317565796

10.4324/9781315736044.ch12

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Abstract

Elizabeth I inherited an island kingdom on the scattered western outskirts of Christendom which for little short of 1,000 years – indeed, almost until the moment of her birth in 1533 – had remained in thrall to the dominating influence of the church of Rome.

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