On 9th August 1561, while on a visit to Ipswich in Suffolk, Queen Elizabeth I issued injunctions forbidding women to reside in cathedrals and colleges. It was this "on this day" event that made me dig deeper into her injunctions, the reaction to them, and also her religious settlement and "middle way".
I hope you enjoy my Claire Chats video talk on this topic.
You can read the full text of the Act of Uniformity 1559 at http://history.hanover.edu/texts/engref/er80.html.
Notes and Sources
- “The Portable Queen: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony” by Mary Hill Cole
- “Mary I and the Art of Book Dedications: Royal Women, Power, and Persuasion” by Valerie Schutte
- “The life and acts of Matthew Parker : the first Archbishop of Canterbury, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth” - John Strype, https://archive.org/details/lifeactsofmatthe01stry/page/92
- Bjorklund, Nancy Basler. “‘A Godly Wyfe Is an Helper’: Matthew Parker and the Defense of Clerical Marriage.” The Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, 2003, pp. 347–365. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20061413.