Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Will of the Prince

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 11-26
    3. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 27-43
    4. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 44-61
  4. Building a Reformed Church

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 65-81
    3. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 82-100
    4. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 101-121
  5. Voluntary Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 125-143
    3. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 144-162
    4. Diarmaid MacCulloch
      Pages 163-172
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-205

About this book


This book provides an introduction to the latest research on the English Reformation from Edward VI's accession to the death of Elizabeth I. It highlights the difference between the official Reformation - what those in power wanted to happen - and the actual impact on clergy and people throughout the nation, including those Catholics and Protestants whom the official Elizabethan settlement ultimately failed to satisfy or include. It describes the growth of barriers between a world of literate, articulate religion and patterns of illiterate belief and magical practice; it assesses the ambiguities, the failures and the achievements of late Tudor religious structures.


England growth nation reformation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-41929-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-20692-6
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