Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association

INTO NONJURY: THE RESIGNATION OF THOMAS BRETT IN 1715

Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association (2014), 40, (128-9), 23–30.

Abstract

A series of letters, including a letter from Thomas Tenison, archbishop of Canterbury, to Thomas Brett, a high church tory priest serving in his diocese, provide insight into the complex nature of church relationships at the accession of George of Hanover to the British throne in 1714. Tenison’s letter responds to Brett’s resignation of his livings due to his inability to take the required oaths to the new king, sending Brett into the non-juring movement. These letters, which inform the history of the non-juring movement and the English church in the eighteenth century are found in the Thomas Brett Collection at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

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Cornwall, Robert D.