A Brief History of the English Reformation

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Synopsis

Religion, politics and fear: how England was transformed by the Tudors.

The English Reformation was a unique turning point in English history. Derek Wilson retells the story of how the Tudor monarchs transformed English religion and why it still matters today. Recent scholarly research has undermined the traditional view of the Reformation as an event that occurred solely amongst the elite. Wilson now shows that, although the transformation was political and had a huge impact on English identity, on England's relationships with its European neighbours and on the foundations of its empire, it was essentially a revolution from the ground up. By 1600, in just eighty years, England had become a radically different nation in which family, work and politics, as well as religion, were dramatically altered.

Praise for Derek Wilson:

'Stimulating and authoritative.' John Guy.

'Masterly. [Wilson] has a deep understanding of . . . characters, reaching out across the centuries.' Sunday Times.

Book information

ISBN: 9781845296469
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Robinson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 274.206
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 452
Weight: 372g
Height: 158mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 30mm