Occasional Paper No. 49 Faith and Identity in Warwickshire:the Throckmortons and the Reformation
The Throckmorton family, based from the early fifteenth century at Coughton Court, in Warwickshire, became famously split by religion at the time of the Reformation, three of the children of the staunchly Catholic Sir George Throckmorton remaining loyal to the old faith, whilst four embraced the new Protestantism. In time, they, or their descendants became associated on the one hand with treasonous Catholic conspiracy and on the other with evangelical Puritan fervour sufficient to bring them too under the suspicion of the authorities. But in this monograph, Peter Marshall demonstrates that these differences did not divide the family as starkly as might at first be supposed and that the recusancy of its Catholic element did not push it to the fringes of society. Instead a more subtle pattern of allegiances and activities emerges as the family members struggled to reconcile religious beliefs with family commitments, social obligations and political loyalties. Also Included is an edition of a little known valedictory obituary of Thomas Throckmorton, written by a contemporary shortly after Thomas’s death in 1615.
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