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Easter at the Jacobean court

Easter at the Jacobean court

The great festivals of Easter, Whitsun and Christmas were rarely celebrated at the Jacobean court without a sermon from Lancelot Andrewes, the King’s favourite preacher and, by reputation, the most learned theologian in the Church of England, as well as an immensely popular pulpit orator. The sermon is one of seven court sermons, delivered by Andrewes and printed by Barker, which were collected by the noted nineteenth-century Bristol-based historian of the Reformation, Nicholas Pocock. His son, the Reverend Theodore Innes Pocock, bequeathed to the Library these sermons and a superb collection of other early printing of church historical interest.