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Thomas Cranmer: And the English Reformation, 1489-1556 (Classic Reprint)

Thomas Cranmer: And the English Reformation, 1489-1556 (Classic Reprint)

by Albert Frederick Pollard
     
 

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Excerpt from Thomas Cranmer: And the English Reformation, 1489-1556

If an author might frankly review his own book in his Preface, the following pages would take as their text the caution, "Beware of too much explaining lest we end by too much excusing." For the present volume seeks to explain as much as possible. To extenuate nothing is a golden rule, but the

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Excerpt from Thomas Cranmer: And the English Reformation, 1489-1556

If an author might frankly review his own book in his Preface, the following pages would take as their text the caution, "Beware of too much explaining lest we end by too much excusing." For the present volume seeks to explain as much as possible. To extenuate nothing is a golden rule, but the grossest injustice ensues upon a neglect of extenuating circumstances. All the proverbs notwithstanding, explanation is the first duty of the historian and the biographer; and Cranmer has been termed the most mysterious figure in the English Reformation. The obscurity is not in his character, but in the atmosphere which he breathed, and atmosphere is the most difficult of all things to re-create. As a rule there are no materials; for to people who live in it, a political or religious atmosphere is a familiar thing, which needs no explanation and therefore is not re corded in documents. Then the atmosphere changes, and can only be recalled to posterity by an observation and reflexion compared with which the mere ascertainment of facts is easy.

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ISBN-13:
9781331115977
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/10/2015
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)

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