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Henry VIII’s Bishops: Diplomats, Administrators, Scholars and Shepherds

This study sets itself the task of restoring ‘the tarnished reputation that Henry VIII’s bishops have earned from contemporaries and historians alike’.(p. 7) From Francis Bacon, through David Hume, and into the twentieth century, historians have condemned the occupants of Henry’s episcopal bench as mediocrities and time-servers. Yet for some years, a movement to rehabilitateContinue reading “Henry VIII’s Bishops: Diplomats, Administrators, Scholars and Shepherds”