The Gospel and Henry VIII: Evangelicals in the Early English Reformation

The Gospel and Henry VIII: Evangelicals in the Early English Reformation

by Alec Ryrie, Ryrie Alec
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521823439

ISBN-13: 9780521823432

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The last years of Henry VIII's life, 1539-47, have conventionally been seen as a time when the king persecuted Protestants. This book argues that Henry's policies were much more ambiguous; that he continued to give support to Protestantism and that many accordingly also remained loyal to him. It also examines why the Protestants eventually adopted a more radical,

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Overview

The last years of Henry VIII's life, 1539-47, have conventionally been seen as a time when the king persecuted Protestants. This book argues that Henry's policies were much more ambiguous; that he continued to give support to Protestantism and that many accordingly also remained loyal to him. It also examines why the Protestants eventually adopted a more radical, oppositional stance, and argues that English Protestantism's eventual identity was determined during these years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521823432
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Notes on the text; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. The Regime and the Reformers: 1. A counter-reformation?; 2. Fearing God and honouring the king; Part II. The Faces of Reform: 3. The exiles; 4. Pulpit and printshop; 5. The universities; 6. The court; 7. The evangelical underground; Conclusion; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index.

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