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IN THE REIGN OF
By ARTHUR JAY KLEIN, Professor of History
in Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.
In the preparation of this study the writer has attempted to make the text interesting and intelligible to the average reader. He has, therefore, relegated the dry bones and paraphernalia of study to the footnotes and a bibliographical appendix. The material for the reign of Elizabeth is so voluminous, however, that footnotes and bibliography are not complete. The footnotes do not represent all the material upon which statements in the text are based, but the writer believes that the authorities given amply support the opinions and conclusions there expressed.
In selecting material for the footnotes from the vast amount of published and unpublished source matter collected in the preparation of this essay, the author has confined the references for the most part to a few representative men and collections of sources. The works of Jewel, Parker, Whitgift, Hooker, and Cartwright, the Zurich Letters and the Domestic State Papers, have, for instance, been chosen as most representative and easily available to the general reader. Unless otherwise noted, however, the author has depended upon the manuscripts in the Record Office and not upon the Calendar of the Domestic State Papers, since the Calendar, especially for the earlier years of Elizabeth's reign, is often so condensed as to give inadequate information. The representative sources selected have been given so as to make as complete as possible, within the limits of this study, the facts and opinions presented by them. Other sources have been given whenever those chosen as most representative were lacking or were not of sufficient weight.
The sources used consist of the laws, Parliamentary debates, acts of Council, proclamations, public and private