Jane Austen did not always agree with her cousin Edward Cooper's Evangelical sermons.
Jane Austen was close to all three of her first cousins, including Evangelical clergyman Edward Cooper.
Why did it matter that Mr. Elton was a vicar, not a rector?
Jane Austen enjoyed the escapades of country curate Dr. Syntax, in Rowlandson's cartoons.
Thomas Rowlandson's satirical cartoon, The Parsonage, shows one stereotype of the clergy in Austen's England.
In Jane Austen's England, a couple who wanted to get married had several choices. They could wait about a month, while the parson announced the banns, for free. Or they could pay a bishop's representative two or three pounds for a common license and wait a week. Or, if they had the right connections and … Continue reading Marriage by banns, common license, or special license
A whole range of clergymen appear in Austen's novels. Were they mostly good or bad clergymen? How was each one unique?
What was it like to be a Baptist in Austen's Anglican-dominated England?
Hugh Thomson drew delightful illustrations of clergyman Mr. Collins.
In Austen's England, people sat in box pews with their families, surrounded by walls. Why did they do that, and what was it like?