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Sheldon and Parliament

  • Victor D. Sutch
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Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire des Idees / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH)

Abstract

Sheldon’s success in protecting the Church’s monopoly against the king and that segment of the court and gentry who favored a lower, more comprehensive religious arrangement did not come easy. It could only have been achieved by a leader who was thoroughly familiar with the workings of parliament, in both its houses; who recognized the importance of, and knew how to mold, public opinion; and who was a shrewd, penetrating judge of people and their motives. Sheldon possessed all of these characteristics, plus an absolute dedication to the Church’s cause. This latter attribute permitted the archbishop a certain latitude in his selection of means — as long as the end was properly served — and resulted also in a ceaseless vigilance when it came to legislation, or any other action, which might affect his beloved Church of England.

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Lower House Religious Matter Legislative Session Irish Cattle Fall Illness 
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