Thomas Rowlandson's satirical cartoon, The Parsonage, shows one stereotype of the clergy in Austen's England.
Education at Oxford and Cambridge
Clergymen in Austen's England usually studied at Oxford or Cambridge. What did they study, and how was their system different from American universities today?
Quiz: Churches and Chapels in Austen’s England
How much do you know about churches and chapels in Austen's novels, and in her world?
Quiz: Clergymen in Austen’s England
How much do you know about clergymen in Austen's England, like Mr. Collins and Edmund Bertram?
Sense and Sensibility and the Church, Part 4: The Clergyman’s Life
Reading prayers and publishing the banns of marriage . . .
Sense and Sensibility and the Church, Part 3: Livings for Sale
Church livings to buy or borrow!
Sense and Sensibility and the Church, Part 1: Becoming a Clergyman
The church was "not smart enough" for Edward's family.
Book Review of Jane Austen: The Parson’s Daughter, by Irene Collins
Jane Austen: The Parson's Daughter shows the influence that being in a parson’s family had on Austen's life, attitudes, and novels.