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Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England

Selling the Tudor Monarchy is large, colourful, contentious and far-reaching. It is the first of three volumes stretching from the 15th to the 18th centuries, examining the representations of monarchs from Henry VII to Queen Anne. This is a bold undertaking, but this first volume suggests that it is one very much suited to KevinContinue reading “Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England”

A Religion of the Word: The Defence of the Reformation in the Reign of Edward VI

This book would have been a valuable addition to the historical literature on the English Reformation at any time, but its publication now is particularly timely, as the Reformation debate begins to focus on early English Protestantism with a set of questions previously unasked. Once upon a time sixteenth-century Protestantism needed no minute dissection ofContinue reading “A Religion of the Word: The Defence of the Reformation in the Reign of Edward VI”

The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village

Eamon Duffy’s The Stripping of the Altars (Yale, 1992) provided a broad, compelling account of popular religion in England before and during the Reformation, and was a book which undoubtedly changed the way we think about late medieval Catholicism and the popular experience of religious change. The Voices of Morebath is, as the author admitsContinue reading “The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village”