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Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation

Peter Marshall


Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. This new history argues that sixteenth-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas of reform in various competing guises. King Henry VIII wanted an orderly, uniform Reformation, but his actions opened a Pandora's Box from which pluralism and diversity flowed and rooted themselves in English life. With sensitivity to individual experience as well as masterfully synthesizing historical and institutional developments, the book frames the perceptions and ... More

Keywords: pluralism, Reformation, sixteenth-century England, Henry VIII, diversity, Catholic culture, Church of England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300170627
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300170627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Marshall, author
University of Warwick

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