Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England

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Routledge, Apr 8, 2016 - History - 312 pages
Henry VIII's decision to declare himself supreme head of the church in England, and thereby set himself in opposition to the authority of the papacy, had momentous consequences for the country and his subjects. At a stroke people were forced to reconsider assumptions about their identity and loyalties, in rapidly shifting political and theological circumstances. Whilst many studies have investigated Catholic and Protestant identities during the reigns of Elizabeth and Mary, much less is understood about the processes of religious identity-formation during Henry's reign.


Identifying Religion in Henry VIIIs England
Travelling From and To 2 Evangelical Conversion
Fear Purgatory and Polemic
The Shooting of Robert Packington
The Debate Over Unwritten Verities
Seen From Inside and
The Other Black Legend
Forgery and Miracles
With and Without the Pope
Is the Pope a Catholic?
The Burning of John Forest
Catholic Exiles
List of Henrician Catholic Exiles
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Peter Marshall is Reader in History at the University of Warwick, UK

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