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7. For a discussion of the constitutional and canonical aspects of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean Church, see R. G. Usher, The reconstruction of the English Church, 2 vols. (London, 1910), vol. I, pp. 191–204, 403–23. ‘A proclamation of the authorizing and uniformitie of the Booke of Common Prayer to be used throughout the realms’, 5 March 1604. See Stuart royal proclamations, ed. J. F. Larkin and P. L. Hughes, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1973), vol. I, pp. 74–6. ’34 Among these ways and means was the process of clerical subscription whereby a standard public doctrine was enforced.
C. Wooding, Rethinking Catholicism in Reformation England (Oxford, 2000); Milton, Catholic and reformed, esp. Part 1. J. P. D. , University of Cambridge, 1981). Kenneth Fincham’s work has shown how fruitful these sources can be. In addition to his Prelate as pastor: the episcopate of James I (Oxford, 1990), see Visitation articles and injunctions of the early Stuart Church, ed. Kenneth Fincham, 2 vols. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994–8). Many of the period’s surviving sermons deal with themes that are relevant to this study.
G. A. Pocock, The ancient constitution and the feudal law: A reissue with a retrospect (Cambridge, 1987), chs. 2–3; Glenn Burgess, ‘Common law and political theory in early Stuart England’, Political Science, 40 (1988), 5–17. J. G. A. Pocock, Barbarism and Religion, Vol. II: Narratives of civil government (Cambridge, 1999), p. 29. 34 Defining the Jacobean Church the history to which they looked blended civil and ecclesiastical authority, and this mirrored the conditions of their own institutions and was therefore useful to them.