Jesse Abruzzi, History
(Faculty Mentor: Dr. Emily Gray)
Religion was not the only reformed institution of the Early Modern era. Political institutions experienced tremendous change as well. The Reformation in England sparked a political reformation that was not exclusive to the central government. Without a Catholic political hierarchy small towns were faced with pressing questions: How will the town be governed? And how will minority religions, such as Catholicism, be a part of this new system? Stratford-upon-Avon was one such town attempting to answer these questions.