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Eastern Illinois University

2013

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Seventeenth-Century Perceptions Of The Henrician Reformation In Print Culture, Clare W. Smith Apr 2013

Seventeenth-Century Perceptions Of The Henrician Reformation In Print Culture, Clare W. Smith

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In 1533, Henry VIII’s desire for a male heir led to a break with Rome, and the establishment of a Church of England. The changes in the 1630s, not merely replacing the pope with the English monarch as head of the Church, but also distributing the Bible in English of the Monasteries, became known as the Henrician Reformation. Henry calmed down the pace of reform during the last phase of his reign from 1539. Many of the evangelicals he had once supported were now being persecuted, and the Church of England was returning to many Catholic practices. Yet, Henry ...