It is usual to speak of Colet, Erasmus and More as the “Oxford Reformers”, but the title is misleading. If they advocated reforms, they did not undertake any. Although they had all three been in Oxford, London was the real centre of their influence. They were all in touch with the court of Henry VIII; and the young king, aggressive in his catholicity, cannot be left out of account. At no period of his life was Henry VIII a negligible quantity.
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