English Reformations: Religion, Politics, and Society under the Tudors

Paperback | April 1, 1993

byChristopher Haigh

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English Reformations takes a refreshing new approach to the study of the Reformation in England. Christopher Haigh's lively and readable study disproves any facile assumption that the triumph of Protestantism was inevitable, and goes beyond the surface of official political policy to explorethe religious views and practices of ordinary English people. With the benefit of hindsight, other historians have traced the course of the Reformation as a series of events inescapably culminating in the creation of the English Protestant establishment. Dr Haigh sets out to recreate the sixteenthcentury as a time of excitement and insecurity, with each new policy or ruler causing the reversal of earlier religious changes. This is a scholarly and stimulating book, which challenges traditional ideas about the Reformation and offers a powerful and convincing alternative analysis.

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English Reformations takes a refreshing new approach to the study of the Reformation in England. Christopher Haigh's lively and readable study disproves any facile assumption that the triumph of Protestantism was inevitable, and goes beyond the surface of official political policy to explorethe religious views and practices of ordinar...

Haigh is the editor of The English Reformation Revised and author of Reformation and Resistance in Tudor Lancashire (CUP 1987, 1975)

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:April 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198221622

ISBN - 13:9780198221623

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`His style is very readable, forceful, and compelling...This is not a facile account of a complicated Reformation. Haigh knows what the complications are and does not hesitate to discuss them.'The Thomist