Edmund Grindal was elected Archbishop of Canterbury in 1575.
However, in June 1577, he was suspended from 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 a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List
), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account
with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions
We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.
Editors. "Archbishop Edward Grindal suspended for refusing to suppress Puritanism". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15218, accessed 23 May 2017.]
- Anglican Reformation 16th Century - Politics and Religion