Spring 2017 - HIST 404 D100

Protestants, Papists and Puritans: Culture and Belief in Early Modern England, 1500-1640 (4)

Class Number: 3969

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
    LIB 7110, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    John Craig
    1 778 782-3908
    Office: AQ 6242
  • Prerequisites:

    45 units including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 223, 315, 320, 405, 439 or permission of the department.



From the world of late-medieval piety to the outbreak of the English Civil War, this research seminar examines the changing nature of religious belief in early modern England with a particular focus on the origins, development and impact of Protestantism.


This is a fourth year reading and research seminar in which our weekly meetings will be both the occasion for discussion of assigned readings, analysis of documents and the catalyst for the production of a research paper.  Our subject is the changing nature of religious belief in early modern England with a particular focus on the origins, development and impact of Protestantism at the level of the parish.  All research papers will be based upon a set of London parish accounts requiring a basic mastery of palaeography.  No prior knowledge of palaeography is required in order to succeed in this seminar. 

Students interested in the subject of the seminar but lacking one of the specific course prerequisites should email Professor Craig.


  • Informed participation 20%
  • Research Paper (5,000 words) 50%
  • Palaeographical assignment 30%



Eamon Duffy, The Voices of Morebath, (1994)

Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Boy King: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation (2001)

Documents and articles available on Canvas or in class

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