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Richard Field

Male 1561 - 1616  (55 years)


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  • Name Richard Field 
    Born 15 Oct 1561  Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Nov 1616  [2
    Buried St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I30163  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2020 

    Father John Feilde,   b. Abt 1535,   d. Bef 14 Nov 1615  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Margerie Gladman,   d. Bef 13 May 1573 
    Married 28 Jul 1560  St. Mary's, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F18007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Harris,   b. Abt 1573,   d. 14 Oct 1614  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 1594  [1
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F18008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia (accessed 9 Sep 2020):

      Richard Field (1561–1616) was an English ecclesiological theologian associated with the work of Richard Hooker. Whereas Hooker, eight years Field's senior, had written his Lawes of Ecclesiastical Polity to defend conformity against non-conformity, Field's major work, Of the Church (1606/10), was a defence of the Protestant Church of England under its Elizabethan settlement against the charge of Romanist opponents that it was no church at all.

      Field maintained that Anglican piety and polity continued the pre-Tridentine Catholic conciliar tradition. He argued that all the essential doctrinal points of Protestantism had been averred and defended constantly by certain theologians of the Roman Church throughout the preceding centuries, but that this fact had been increasingly overshadowed by the influence of the prevailing papist faction. Thus in essence, when viewed according to its roots in the apostolic gospel as defended by the decreasing minority of faithful spokesmen, the Church of Rome had always been a Protestant church — but that this had been overwhelmed by the ever-worsening papist/Romanist (Field used both terms) errors.

      Although in his personality he was known as having an amiable and peaceable disposition, his writings against the papists, particularly Robert Bellarmine and Stapleton, rose to heights of implacable polemicism.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4361] John Thomas Bullock, "Our Family Tree.".

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    3. [S4367] The Deacons of Cornerhall by B. H. Holt. Third edition, 2016.