Date Presented

Winter 2-18-2014

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Religious Studies

First Advisor

Dr. N.S. Amos

Second Advisor

Dr. Dorothy Potter

Third Advisor

Dr. Lindsay Michie


The nature of English religiosity that is both specific ideology and doctrine and how these were practiced in the adherent's day to day life, during the later part of the Tudor dynasty has been the subject of much debate and research. Due to the volume of work produced about this period it is necessary to differentiate between three categories: those works which are directly relevant to this examination, as they deal specifically with either the time or content of this essay, those which are useful to understanding the period directly preceding this examinations focus, and those which address subjects and themes which are largely outside the scope of this paper. By necessity this means that this paper will not exam or address a large segment of the work produced surrounding Elizabethan religiosity, This should not be taken to mean that those works which the author does not examine are without merit or validity, merely that this field is one in which a large and diverse body of work has been produced. There were also several phases to the Reformation in England and what holds true in one does not necessarily hold in the other. This essay is intended only to address those norms present at Cambridge during the reign of Elizabeth Tudor.