Revolution in Religion

The English Reformation 1530-1570

Editor(s): David Loades

Language: English

Genre(s): Religion

Series: The Past in Perspective

  • May 1992 · 142pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708311417

About The Book

The pace and extent of England's conversion to protestantism between 1530 and 1570 is a subject of lively controversy among historians. In this study the reader is guided through the interpretations of rival scholars, and the complex events of those years. The English Reformation grew out of political action, the existing tensions between secular and ecclesiastical jurisdiction, and the indigenous heretical tradition, namely Lollardy. The dramatic events of the Reformation in Germany and Switzerland also introduced radical and unfamiliar ideas, which were then adapted to the circumstances of the English Church. The establishment of these ideas down to 1570 is analysed in detail with documentary illustration.

About the Editor(s)

David Loades

David Michael Loades, FSA was a British historian specialising in the Tudor era. He was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wales, where he taught from 1980 until 1996, and was Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sheffield from 1996 until 2008.

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