© 1998

Local Responses to the English Reformation


  • Includes original research and an evaluation of recent research
    Thematic rather than narrative structure, focusing on key issues
    Challenges currently fashionable interpretations

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert Whiting
      Pages 1-7
  3. Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Robert Whiting
      Pages 11-15
    3. Robert Whiting
      Pages 16-22
    4. Robert Whiting
      Pages 23-28
    5. Robert Whiting
      Pages 29-33
    6. Robert Whiting
      Pages 34-38
    7. Robert Whiting
      Pages 39-45
    8. Robert Whiting
      Pages 46-51
  4. Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Robert Whiting
      Pages 55-62
    3. Robert Whiting
      Pages 63-70
    4. Robert Whiting
      Pages 71-77
    5. Robert Whiting
      Pages 78-83
    6. Robert Whiting
      Pages 84-89
    7. Robert Whiting
      Pages 90-95
    8. Robert Whiting
      Pages 96-101
  5. Interlude

    1. Robert Whiting
      Pages 102-113
  6. Motivations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115

About this book


This major new study re-examines one of the most controversial issues of early modern history: the impact of the English Reformation upon the English people. It represents an advance from the conventional reign-by-reign narrative to a more incisively thematic approach. Drawing on the author's own research in church art as well as in written records such as wills and parish accounts, and evaluating the findings of other recent historians, it forcefully challenges several of the currently fashionable interpretations of this crucial era.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University College of Ripon and York St JohnUK

About the authors

ROBERT WHITING is Principal Lecturer in History at the University College of Ripon and York St John.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Local Responses to the English Reformation
  • Authors R. Whiting
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-64244-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-64245-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26487-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 288
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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