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    In 1374, he received the crown living of Lutterworth in Leicestershire, which he retained until his death. Wycliffe received his early education close to his home. It is not known when he first came to Oxford, with which he was so closely connected until the end of his life, but he is known to have been at Oxford around 1345. Thomas Bradwardine was the archbishop of Canterbury, and his book On the Cause of God against the Pelagians, a bold recovery of the Pauline-Augustine doctrine of grace, would greatly shape young Wycliffe's views, as did the Black Death which reached England in the summer of 1348. From his frequent references to it in later life, it appears to have made a deep and abiding impression upon him. According to Robert Vaughn, the effect was to give Wycliffe "Very gloomy views in regard to the condition and prospects of the human race." Wycliffe would have been at Oxford during the St Scholastica Day riot in which sixty-three students and a number of townspeople were killed. Wycliffe also played a role in political matters and aided officials in solving a dispute between the pope and the…

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    On June 8th, 1762, Samuel Johnson wrote a letter to a woman who had requested his help. The task for Samuel Johnson was to ask the archbishop of Canterbury for patronage to have the woman’s son sent to a university. This was certainly a big and almost impossible task for Samuel Johnson. Therefore, Johnson replied to the woman who had requested his help with great denial. But how can people craft their denial to someone who is possibly in great need of help? Samuel Johnson was able to craft his…

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    The Archbishop of Canterbury at the time, William Carey, was a guest speaker. To the surprise of the wider Canadian Church, the Archbishop had personally chosen to come to Canada in response to the invitation from “Essentials” and address the assembled gathering. While we were seen by the wider Church as a strange and not-to-be-trusted entity, the Archbishop encouraged our faithfulness in upholding the authority of the Holy Scriptures and to press on in holding a standard of accountability…

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    Elizabethan Religion

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    has the interpretation that the Puritans where a threat to the unity of the Elizabethan church but also Elizabeth’s rule itself. He argues that members of the Privy Council did show some sympathy towards the puritans because of witgifts treatment of them “Leicester, Walsingham and Burghley – sympathised with the puritans and bitterly resented Witgifts treatment of the.” It is known that “Whitgift would accept nothing but complete and unreserved subscription.” Neal has clearly saw that the…

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    eoffery Chaucer, the greatest English poet of his lifetime, is estimated to have been born in 1343. Throughout his life, Chaucer became a page in a royal house, a soldier, a diplomat, and even a royal clerk. Geoffery was born in to a middle class family, he was the son of a merchant. During the beginning of his life time, Chaucer worked for the wife of Lionel of Antwerp, the daughter-in-law of Edward III, as page. During his time as a soldier for the English Army in France, Chaucer was captured…

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    Death Theme In Beowulf

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    positive outlook of death is to focus on the happy and great times one had while they were alive. To remember the good times in that person’s life and the legacy they left. Two of the text read this semester focus on this idea. In the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales, the narrator reveals to the reader that the goal of the journey is to visit the shrine of Thomas á Becket, who was Archbishop of Canterbury. The pilgrims are going to honor and celebrate his life. The respect they have…

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    As depicted by the countless sold copies of this sort, tragedies appeal to the pathos of human pity. Having been distinguished from their beginning in ancient Greece, when authors such as Sophocles and Homer wrote rhetorics that are still being taught today. In fact, famous, talented Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare is best known for his tragedies including the acclaimed Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, it is no surprise that he exquisitely produced the play “Othello”, illustrating the…

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    In my essay I will first sate the traits of an ideal knight and then discuss the characteristics of an ideal knight as represented in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight while comparing and contrasting them to the characteristics of ideal knights in traditional texts. Quoting examples from the text, I will then discuss, analyze and come to a conclusion if Sir Gawain has been represented as an ideal knight in the 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. During the Middle Ages and in many…

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    John Penry is a Puritan and a Welshman. He is the leader of a group criticizing Bishops and clergy. The group started in late 1588 and in 1589. The group began an attack on the established church by making fun of the bishops and officials of the church. They made secret pamphlets signed “Martin Mar-Prelate.” So this meant they were bishop damagers. These pamphlets made fun of the bishops for being lazy and greedy of their duties. He pointed out that the Old Testament should be translated…

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    The thunderous fall of Constantinople ended the Medieval Period in Europe and launched the Early Modern Period. The era transition caused a gradual shift in religion, politics, and society. The works of several intellectuals sparked controversy, making many Europeans feverish. Some were poisoned with dangerous ideas, while others spotted corruption and made reform. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales exposes the radical Catholicism of Europe during Medieval times, which essentially ran the political…

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