Ow are the religious conflicts and controversies of sixteenthand seventeenth-century England represented in the literature of the period?

Cover key works by writers such as More, Shakespeare, Sidney, Jonson, Marlowe, Webster, Donne and Milton
M H Abrams et al (eds): The Norton Anthology of English Literature Volume 1:
7th edn. Norton 2001
K Aughterson: The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and
Documents: Routledge 1998
A R Braunmuller and M Hattaway (eds): The Cambridge Companion to English
Renaissance Drama: Cambridge UP 1990
J Briggs: This Stage-Play World: English Literature and its Background
1380-1625: Oxford UP 1983
D Cressy and L A Ferrell (eds): Religion and Society in Early Modern England: A Sourcebook: Routledge 1996
A Hadfield: The English Renaissance, 1500-1620: Blackwell, 2000
T Healy: New Latitudes: Theory and English Renaissance Literature: Edward Arnold 1992
A F Kinney (ed): The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500-1600: Cambridge UP, 1999
D Norbrook: Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: OUP, 2002
G Parry: The Seventeenth Century: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of Literature, 1603-1700: Longman 1986
I Rivers: Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry: Routledge 1989
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