Reformation England 1480-1642
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 304
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Now in its third edition, Reformation England 1480-1642 provides a clear and accessible narrative account of the English Reformation, explaining how historical interpretations of its major themes have changed and developed over the past few decades, where they currently stand, and where they seem likely to go. This new edition brings the text fully up-to-date with description and analysis of recent scholarship on the pre-Reformation Church, the religious policies of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I, the impact of Elizabethan and Jacobean Puritanism, the character of English Catholicism, the pitfalls of studying popular religion, and the relationship between the Reformation and the outbreak of civil war in the seventeenth century. With a significant amount of fresh material, including maps, illustrations and a substantial new Afterword on the Reformation's legacies in English (and British) history, Reformation England 1480-1642 will continue to be an indispensable guide for students approaching the complexities and controversies of the English Reformation for the first time, as well as for anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of this fascinating and formative chapter in the history of England.
This is simply the best comprehensive introduction to the English Reformation currently available, from one of its most respected and honoured experts. It is accessible, informed, fair-minded, and constantly enriched by personal research and insight. * Ronald Hutton, Professor of History, Bristol University, UK * Expertly updated to take account of fresh scholarship, Peter Marshall's excellent textbook remains the best introduction to the complexities of the religious changes England experienced between 1480 and 1642 available. With its new afterword on the Reformation's diverse legacies, this third edition cements its place as a historiographical classic. * Alexandra Walsham, Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge, UK * A balanced, insightful and humane account of the religious complexities and upheavals of early modern England, by one of the leading experts in the field. If there is one introductory text that every student new to the subject should read, then this is it. * Lucy Wooding, Langford Fellow and Tutor in History, Lincoln College Oxford, UK *