Conclusion: religion and politics in Heylyn’s career and writings

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:
Conclusion: religion and politics in Heylyn’s career and writings

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the career and works of Laudian and royalist polemicist Peter Heylyn in seventeenth-century England. It outlines Heylyn's basic ideological stances and identifies some of the tensions and ambiguities within them, before reassessing the reputation of this most controversial figure. The chapter highlights the substantial change and development in Heylyn's ideas over the course of his career, and argues that he occupies an important place in the emergence of more exclusive ideas of the identity of the Church of England and of its Reformation.

Keywords: Peter Heylyn; England; ideological stances; royalist polemicist; Church of England; Reformation

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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