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CONTENTS List of Illustrations 14 Preface 17 Note on the Text 21 List of Abbreviations 22 SECTION I 43 1 Introduction 44 The Fate of the Records 60 Recapturing the Catholic Community 63 The Catholic Aristocracy as Patrons and Leaders 72 2 The local setting 98 The Enforcement and Limits of the Lawagainst Catholic Non- conformity 116 Kinship Networks in Early Modern Aristocratic and Gentry Local Political Culture 144 Conclusion 153 3 The emergence of a Catholic dynasty: The Brownes of Cowdray 181 Marriage Alliances and the Brownes 190 Catholic Politics, Family Politics 225 SECTION II 263 4 The Brownes, catholicism and politics until the Ridolfi Plot 264 The Accession of Elizabeth 276 The Issue of Loyalty 289 Diplomatic Service and Domestic Opposition 298 The 1568 Political Crisis and the 1569 Rebellion 320 5 The Brownes, catholicism and politics from the 1570s until the early 1590s 358 The Anjou Match 363 Radical and 'Moderate' Catholicism in the 1580s 369 The Queen Visits Cowdray 385 Conclusion 398 6 The entourage of the first Viscount Montague 426 The Function of the Entourage 426 7 The household at Battle Abbey and the Lady Magdalen's entourage490 8 The 1590s to the Gunpowder Plot 540 The Second Viscount Montague Starts to Look about Himself 540 The Entourage strikes an Oblique Blow for Tolerance 558 The Appellant Dispute (1598--1602) and the Emergence of the Second Viscount Montague as a Catholic Leader 569 The Viscount and the Appellants 586 The Accession of James Stuart 595 The Gunpowder Plot 622 Conclusion 633 SECTION III 665 9 Catholic politics and clerical culture after the accession of James Stuart 666 The Role of the Clergy 675 'The Conversion of England' 686 Catholicism and the Issue of Hierarchy 704 The Politics of Clerical Residence 709 Conclusion 715 10 The household and circle of the second Viscount Montague 725 Chaplains 728 Divisions within the Entourage 749 Conclusion 764 11 'Grand Captain' or 'Little Lord': the second Viscount Montague as catholic leader 789 The Pro-Episcopal Lobby Makes its Move 795 Montague Confronts the Regime 815 The Court, Mid-Jacobean Politics and the Brownes 861 12 The later Jacobean and early Caroline period 897 The 1621 Parliament 898 The Consecration of William Bishop as Bishop of Chalcedon 919 The 1624 Parliament, the French Match and the Death of William Bishop 932 The Priests and the Diplomats 941 Richard Smith Succeeds William Bishop 946 Richard Smith Enters upon his Domain 961 The End of the Honeymoon Period 966 Conclusion 972 SECTION IV 1001 13 The second Viscount Montague, his entourage and the approbation Controversy 1002 Episcopal Government and a Rhetoric of Order 1007 The Second Viscount Montague's Role in the Controversy 1020 Denouement 1056 The Visit to Douai 1065 Conclusion 1069 14 Catholicism, clientage networks and the debates of the 1630s 1089 'Bustling Chalcedon is Dead in the Nest' 1089 Patrons and Priests in the 1630s: English Catholicism Rede- fines Itself 1099 The King, the Laudians, the Puritans and the Catholics 1120 15 Epilogue: the Civil War and after 1146 Appendix 1 The Brownes in town and country 1176 Appendix 2 The families of Browne, Dormer, Gage and Arundell 1195 Index 0000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Catholic Church -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Catholic Church -- England -- History -- 17th century.
England -- Church history -- 16th century.
England -- Church history -- 17th century.