"...Murray's painstaking analysis of the evidence for one of the-by Irish standards-best-documented, and politically the most influential, diocese will have a lasting influence on Irish Reformation studies." -Steven G. Ellis, Journal of British Studies
"[A] scholarly and meticulous study"
Huntington Library Quarterly, Richard A. McCabe, Oxford University
"...an impressive and much-needed work that succeeds in integrating the complex history of the era, and in skillfully examining the successes and failures, the high-flown plans, and the compromised realities, of bringing the Reformationor the English Reformationto Ireland." -Sarah Covington, H-Albion
"...this much anticipated volume has a great deal that is new and important to say on the subject [of why the Reformation failed in Ireland]...the author's fresh perspective on an old problem marks this as a Reformation study of high quality." -Irish Economic and Social History
"...a welcome and significant contribution to our understanding of a complicated and extremely important period in Irish history." -William H. Mulligan, Jr., Canadian Journal of History
"...by far the most ambitious analysis yet undertaken of the progress of Protestantism in an Irish diocese under the Tudors." -Christopher Maginn, Sixteenth Century Journal