Ecclesia Restaurata? Heylyn and the Restoration church, 1660–1688

Anthony Milton

in Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-century England

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780719064449
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700815 | DOI:
Ecclesia Restaurata? Heylyn and the Restoration church, 1660–1688

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This chapter focuses on the works of Peter Heylyn during the period from 1660 to 1688. The coronation of Charles II represented the final triumph for Heylyn, although the return of the monarch was not immediately accompanied by the restoration of the Laudian church. During this period, Heylyn completed the three historical works for which he has been most renowned in subsequent centuries. These include Ecclesia Restaurata, Cyprianus Anglicus and Aërius Redivivus. The chapter suggests that when Heylyn died in May 1662, his anxieties about the limited secular powers of the Restoration church would still not have been entirely assuaged.

Keywords: Peter Heylyn; Charles II; Laudian church; historical works; Ecclesia Restaurata; Cyprianus Anglicus; Aërius Redivivus; Restoration church

Chapter.  15617 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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