Simon Schama's Shakespeare - Netflix

Posted on Thu 02 May 2019 in netflix

Simon Schama explores the life and times of William Shakespeare to shed a new and fascinating light on some of the greatest plays ever written. He asks the question: "What came first, Englishness, or Shakespeare's idea of it?" and produces a persuasive argument in favour of the latter.

Simon Schama's Shakespeare - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-06-22

Simon Schama's Shakespeare - Recusancy - Netflix

Recusancy was the state of those who refused to attend Anglican services during the history of England and Wales and of Ireland; these individuals were known as recusants. The term, which derives ultimately from the Latin recusare (to refuse or make an objection) was first used to refer to those who remained loyal to the pope and the Roman Catholic Church and who did not attend Church of England services, with a 1593 statute determining the penalties against “Popish recusants”. The “1558 Recusancy Acts” began during the reign of Elizabeth I, and while temporarily repealed during the Interregnum (1649–1660), remained on the statute books till 1888. They imposed various types of punishment on those who did not participate in Anglican religious activity, such as fines, property confiscation, and imprisonment. The suspension under Oliver Cromwell was mainly intended to give relief to nonconforming Protestants rather than to Catholics, who some explicit restrictions still apply through the Act of Settlement 1701, despite the 1828 Catholic Emancipation. In some cases those adhering to Catholicism faced capital punishment, and a number of English and Welsh Catholics executed in the 16th and 17th centuries have been canonised by the Catholic Church as martyrs of the English Reformation.

Simon Schama's Shakespeare - See also - Netflix


Catholic Church in Ireland Recusancy in Ireland

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Simon Schama's Shakespeare - References - Netflix