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inefficient or inhumane government
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In this day and age, to think that anybody would justify a dictator's misrule in any form whatsoever is bad enough.
A broader historical distortion conventionally imposed in analyses of Tudor misrule generally, moreover, is that of continuity.
Sports and follies against the Pope': Cromwellian-Inspired Appropriations of Misrule
In marked contrast to the traditional stereotype of protestant seriousness that would emerge later in the Renaissance, early evangelicals enthusiastically employed--in service of propaganda--the carnivalesque misrule their spiritual descendants would abhor; historian Diarmaid MacCulloch thus describes early Tudor evangelical propaganda as characterized by a 'gleeful destructiveness' in 'utilizing public ridicule against traditional devotion' while employing a 'savagely symbolic overturning of the past'.
This polemical arrogation would, inevitably, radically reshape the meaning of, and the very reasons for, misrule.
In the context of recently successful promotions of polemical misrule, a royal proclamation altering feast days, dated 12 July 1541, documents an effort to impose discontinuity in misrule in that, while reinstituting the lately abrogated Catholic feasts of St.
And, why was there such a marked concern about 'childysshe' misrule engaged in by 'children' or 'boyes'?
At Cambridge, in fact, the recent pattern of misrule reflected not the influence of 'papistry' but that of the innovative and iconoclastic propaganda promoted by radical evangelical reformers.
Here it should be noted that most contemporary evidence, especially that not drawn from 'sixteenth-century partisan propaganda', points to the Boy Bishop ceremony being of a strikingly different character than Reformationera misrule.
Given the Boy Bishop ceremony's status as 'religious ceremony, per se', (23) and the absence of such rites at Cambridge after 1535, it is all the more significant that at stoutly evangelical Christ's College, Cambridge, the earliest payments to 'the Lorde in Chrystynmes'--ie, the favored Cambridge name for the Lord of Misrule presiding over pastimes during the Christmas season--'for players garmentes' are recorded as of 1539, (24) that is, beginning at the peak of the iconoclasm described by the French ambassador during a Reformation campaign featuring an 'orgy of destruction and dissolution' of relics and monasteries between 1536 and April of 1540.
32) Cromwell's anti-papist brand of misrule was not to be deterred among the 'boyes' at college, then, whatever proclamations might say.
Indeed, at Christ's College, we have definite evidence of evangelical theatrical misrule in the sensational scandal recorded in the 1544-5 letters exchanged between Stephen Gardiner, the traditionalist bishop of Winchester (1531-51 and 1553-5) who was named Chancellor of Cambridge to replace Cromwell during the Henrician regime's religious retrenchment, (33) and protestant Matthew Parker, who was vice-chancellor at Cambridge and, along with the martyred Thomas Bilney and Robert Barnes, one of a pioneering group of Cambridge reformers promoting the Reformation in England.