Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Richard Rex
    Pages 1-5
  3. Richard Rex
    Pages 6-37
  4. Richard Rex
    Pages 38-71
  5. Richard Rex
    Pages 72-103
  6. Richard Rex
    Pages 104-132
  7. Richard Rex
    Pages 133-166
  8. Richard Rex
    Pages 167-175
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 176-205

About this book


Abandoning the traditional narrative approach to its subject, this book presents an analytical account which aims to reflect the logic of the conditions, events, and policies of Henry's brief Reformation. It starts with the fundamental question of the royal supremacy, and goes on to investigate its application to the ecclesiastical establishment of England and to the traditional religion of the people. It then considers the initial formation of a vernacular and literate religious culture, and concludes by examining the emergence of religious division in Henry's reign.


bibliography church culture England English event literature logic reform reformation religion subject tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Rex
    • 1
  1. 1.St John’s CollegeCambridgeUK

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