Reginald Pole: Prince and Prophet

Reginald Pole: Prince and Prophet

by Thomas F. Mayer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521371880

ISBN-13: 9780521371889

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first biography in ninety years of Reginald Pole (1500SH1558), one of the most important international figures of the sixteenth century. Pole's career is followed as protégé and then harshest critic of Henry VIII, as cardinal and papal diplomat, legate of Viterbo, a nearly successful candidate for pope, and finally as legate to England,

Overview

This is the first biography in ninety years of Reginald Pole (1500SH1558), one of the most important international figures of the sixteenth century. Pole's career is followed as protégé and then harshest critic of Henry VIII, as cardinal and papal diplomat, legate of Viterbo, a nearly successful candidate for pope, and finally as legate to England, archbishop of Canterbury, architect of the English Counter-Reformation, and victim of both Pope Paul IV and of himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521371889
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. A book and a life; 2. The campaign against Henry VIII; 3. The church of Viterbo? 4. The council of Trent; 5. The war of the saints; 6. Temporal and spiritual peace; 7. Reconstructing the English church; 8. Temporal and spiritual war; 9. The making of a saint; Catalogue of images; Conclusion: 'Ein Kämpfer gegen seine Zeit'?; Index.

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