Edmund Grindal is elected Archbishop of Canterbury

(68 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

Edmund Grindal is elected Archbishop of Canterbury. However, within two years he was suspended from the jurisdictional functions of the role, after a dispute with Elizabeth I over meetings of Puritan clergy known as 'prophesyings'. While the Queen wanted to suppress these completely, Grindal was more sympathetic to their cause and would have preferred merely to supervise them. The dispute was never fully solved before his death in 1583.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Editors. "Edmund Grindal is elected Archbishop of Canterbury". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15195, accessed 08 July 2015.]