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Critical Essay by Ellen Macek

SOURCE: Macek, Ellen. “The Emergence of a Feminine Spirituality in The Book of Martyrs. Sixteenth Century Journal 19, no. 1 (spring 1988): 63-80.

In the following essay, originally presented in 1984, Macek examines the role of female participants in the English Reformation.

God forbyd that I shoulde loose the lyfe eternall for this carnal and short lyfe. I wyl never turne from my heavenly husband, to my earthly husband: from the felowship of angels, to mortal chyldren: And if my husband and chyldren be faithfull, then am I theirs. God is my father, God is my mother, God is my sister, my brother, my kinsman, God is my frend most faithfull.1

So reads the testimony of a simple housewife during the reign of Mary Tudor. Her story appears in one of the two most popular books of the late Tudor period—John...

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