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Heretics and believers : a history of the English Reformation /
Peter Marshall.
imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
description
xix, 652 pages, [16] pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0300170629 (hardback), 9780300170627 (hardback)
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imprint
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
isbn
0300170629 (hardback)
9780300170627 (hardback)
contents note
The Imitation of Christ -- Lights of the World -- Head and Members -- Marvellous Foolishness -- Converts -- Martyrs and Matrimony -- Supremacy -- Pilgrimage Ends -- Mumpsimus and Sumpsimus -- Josiah -- Slaying Antichrist -- The Two Queens -- Time of Trial -- Alteration -- Unsettled England -- Admonitions -- Wars of Religion.
abstract
"A sumptuously written people's history and a major retelling and reinterpretation of the story of the English Reformation Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. Peter Marshall's sweeping new history--the first major overview for general readers in a generation--argues that sixteenth-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas of "reform" in various competing guises. King Henry VIII wanted an orderly, uniform Reformation, but his actions opened a Pandora's Box from which pluralism and diversity flowed and rooted themselves in English life. With sensitivity to individual experience as well as masterfully synthesizing historical and institutional developments, Marshall frames the perceptions and actions of people great and small, from monarchs and bishops to ordinary families and ecclesiastics, against a backdrop of profound change that altered the meanings of "religion" itself. This engaging history reveals what was really at stake in the overthrow of Catholic culture and the reshaping of the English Church"--
catalogue key
11057260
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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