Henry Prince of Wales, proverbs and the English Episcopate

Harmes, Marcus K. and Colclough, Gillian (2011) Henry Prince of Wales, proverbs and the English Episcopate. Explorations in Renaissance Culture, 37 (2). pp. 97-115. ISSN 0098-2474


This paper argues that proverbs provide valuable insights into popular opinion, in this case, in to the challenges and changes of reformed English religion. It builds a particular study of a celebrated proverb relating to the anticipated reign of 'King Henry IX', or Henry Prince of Wales (d.1612). Proverbial insights on this theme stand forth distinctively from many other proverbs circulating through Early Modern England, in having an easily identifiable provenance and context. This argument will pursue the meaning of a proverb relating to Prince Henry and the English Church, showing how proverbial wisdom functioned as a vehicle for anti-episcopal sentiments.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: 2011 volume was late in publication, published in 2012. Published version not accessible because of publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 02:59
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 05:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: Harington, Sir John (d.1612); Henry Frederick Prince of Wales (d.1612); proverbs; Church of England; English Episcopacy; English Reformation
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22267

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