The Reformation by Hugh Patrick SmythThe Reformation by Hugh Patrick Smyth

The Reformation

byHugh Patrick Smyth

Paperback | January 16, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE REFORMATION IN IRELAND The Irish did not take kindly to the Reformation, and, hence, the process was slow and painful. It extended over centuries, repeatedly drenched the country in blood, gave the world a story of unparalleled atrocity, and was finally abandoned as a failure. The effort to bring it about began in 1535, when Thomas Cromwell, the lay vicar general of the Church in England, appointed one, George Brown, an Englishman, an ex-Augustinian monk, a Lutheran, and a married man, to the Archepiscopal See of Dublin. This royal favorite, who is said to have performed the ceremony which united the marrying Henry to Anne Boleyn, was a man of inconsiderable parts, but was a willing tool and a sycophant. His efforts to "convert" the Irish by persuasion were a signal failure. However, with cunning and diplomacy, and working in conjunction with Deputy Grey, he did accomplish something. By corruption and bribery, by intimidation and promises, and by illegally excluding diocesan proctors from exercising their traditional rights, he was able to secure for Henry the title of " Sole and supreme head on earth of the Church in Ireland" from an Irish parliament. Every official, every public servant, was obliged to take the Oath of Supremacy. A refusal to do so was visited with pains and penalties. The monasteries were visited with the double purpose of propaganda and spoliation. Dr. D'Alton says: "The Trinitarians of Antheree numbered forty-two. Warned that the King's officers were to visit them, they made their preparations and distributed all their goods to the poor, and when they were summoned to take the Oath of Supremacy (February, 1539) one and all refused. The superior declared on their behalf that'they recognized no head of the Catholic Church save the Vicar o...
Title:The ReformationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217845169

ISBN - 13:9780217845168

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