Aston is a model conforming la yman for Maltby -- not a partisan of Laud or of a jus divinum
for episcopacy, but a spiritually committed individual with a layman's hostility to presbyterianism and a profound and appropriate sense of the linkage between social disorder and the puritan iconoclast's violation of sacred space.
The second was "divine right" - as Margaret O'Gara pointed out to me earlier, it would be a lot better if we talked about jus divinum
, not divine right - but I think it is "divine right" that creates a neuralgic reaction among Anglicans.
That bishops were so much in demand to perform this rite, largely neglected under Elizabeth, tells us as much about their enhanced reputations as the ideology implicit in the novel assertion of an episcopal jus divinum