Caps, shrouds, lawn and tackle: English bishops and their dress from the sixteenth century to the restoration

Harmes, Marcus (2014) Caps, shrouds, lawn and tackle: English bishops and their dress from the sixteenth century to the restoration. Costume, 48 1: 3-20. doi:10.1179/0590887613Z.00000000036


Author Harmes, Marcus
Title Caps, shrouds, lawn and tackle: English bishops and their dress from the sixteenth century to the restoration
Journal name Costume   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0590-8876
1749-6306
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1179/0590887613Z.00000000036
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 48
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 20
Total pages 18
Place of publication Leeds, W Yorks, United Kingdom
Publisher Maney Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The vestiarian controversies of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England have attracted an extensive scholarly literature. This literature has tended to show the ways the Church of England could be condemned as inadequately reformed through attacks against its external trappings. Much less has been written about how the targets of attack - the clothing that bishops wore - could in fact be transformed into a means of defending the Church. This paper analyses George Hooper's 1683 tract The Church of England Free from the Imputation of Popery, within the context of disputation concerning episcopal government. Hooper appreciated that attacks on vesture were part of more penetrating attacks against religious hierarchies. By turns mocking and serious, Hooper compared the Church of England to reformed confessions and the Church of Rome, arguing that far from being popish, the dress of bishops stood out distinctively as Protestant trappings and provided positive examples of how English bishops differed from their Roman counterparts.
Keyword Bishops
Chimere
English Reformation
Episcopacy
Rochet
Vestiarian controversy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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