The ‘Troubles’ at Frankfurt: a new chronology

Duguid, T. (2012) The ‘Troubles’ at Frankfurt: a new chronology. Reformation and Renaissance Review, 14(3), pp. 243-268. (doi:10.1179/1462245913Z.00000000017)

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Abstract

This article sheds new light on events connected with the English-speaking exile church at Frankfurt from 1554 to 1555 and which have attracted the attention of historians for generations. Some of the notable Reformation personalities became involved in its controversies. In recent times, thirty-five new letters and documents relating to these ‘Troubles’ at Frankfurt were discovered at the Denbighshire Records Office (Wales); they are transcriptions of part of a larger collection of papers traceable to Christopher Goodman, a member of the Frankfurt church. These documents provide further insight into the debate that consumed the mostly English refugees located in cities throughout Continental Europe for nearly two years. This study incorporates these new documents into a revised narrative of the Frankfurt English-speaking exile church that challenges long-held assumptions about the Troubles and opens new avenues for further investigation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Duguid, Dr Timothy
Authors: Duguid, T.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Reformation and Renaissance Review
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1462-2459
ISSN (Online):1743-1727
Published Online:21 April 2015

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