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    The English Reformation

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    The English Reformation During the reign of King Richard II "England was experiencing her first serious outbreak of heresy for nearly a millennium." This widespread heresy, known as Lollardy, held the reformation of the Catholic Church as its main motivation, and was based upon the ideas of John Wyclif, an Oxford scholar. "All kinds of men, not only in London but in widely-separated regions of the country, seized the opportunity to voice criticisms both constructive and destructive of the present

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    The English Reformation

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    The English Reformation by author A. G. Dickens. The book describes the processes that led to religious transformations and provides an excellent overview on the Reformation in England. The work thoroughly analyzes the political, economical and social aspects of the Reformation in the sixteenth century. The English Reformation, first published in 1964 is a great source of information for anyone who is interested in the history of the religious transition and change. The author of The English Reformation

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    The English Reformation

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    Though there was no driving force like Luther, Zwingli or Calvin during the English Reformation, it succeeded because certain people strived for political power and not exactly for religious freedom. People like Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII brought the Reformation in England much success, however their reasons were based on self-gain and desire for political power. Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I may have been the English Reformation’s greatest benefactors, all because of self interest. Henry VIII

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    The study of Henry VIII and the reformation in England continues to fascinate scholars and historians alike. Recent attention has even been given by Hollywood in the production of “The Other Boleyn Girl,” a major motion picture depicting the lives of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Obviously Hollywood isn’t a suitable source for a scholarly inspection of such a historical event, but the existence of this film does highlight the interest modern society has on the topic. This paper will examine the personal

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    look out outward. They shift from looking at the central government to local cities and a greater emphasis is placed on the role of the people. Specifically in the writings of Steven G. Ellis and W. Stanford Reid, you see a focus on the impact of English Reform on the British Isles and the different strands of reform that develop. While a different strand of reformed thought was developing in Scotland, the evidence points to the fact that the populace was heavily involved in encouraging reform in

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    The English Reformation was a series of events in 16th century England in which the Church of England broke away from the power of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. What was going on at the time of the Reformation, what changes were made, who was involved in those changes and the lasting impact of the reformation? Before and during the time of the English reformation, England was under the rule of King Henry VIII when England separated from the Roman Catholic Pope. Henry started ruling England

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    Thomas Cromwell Is known as the architect of the English Reformation and legal advisor to King Henry VIII. However not many historians look into the life of Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is notorious with the English Reformation. Every source on Cromwell speaks a little on the man himself, they focus on the part he played in the Kings “great matter”. Thomas Cromwell was a self taught man and struggled for everything he had. Cromwell began his journey to the Kings court in the most modest of ways. He

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    Henry VIII’s Desire for a Divorce as the Sole Cause of the English Reformation The English reformation is widely discussed amongst historians; it was a process that saw the removal of the longstanding Papal influence and the beginnings of a new English Church. Although Henry’s divorce with Catherine of Aragon played a significant part in provoking a reformation there were other factors that lead to the creation of the English Church. Henry’s desire for a nation free of foreign religious

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    Thomas Cromwell in 1540

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    revolution, it was a mere pragmatic approach to fulfilling the king’s wishes which led to his escalation of power and a lucky set of consequential changes in government. The criticisms seem plausible when taking into consideration that Cromwell’s reformations within the Tudor government were not permanent, his work was quickly undone after his death. The work of Cromwell in government was hardly a revolutionary movement as it failed to deeply imprint itself upon England but it is undeniable that he

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    Henry VIII

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    Henry VIII was “the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York”, and the younger brother of Prince Arthur (The Royal Household 2009). Henry VIII ruled England from 1509 until his death in 1547 (Harvey 2013). England was just beginning to recover from the plague, meaning that people were extremely poor and dying (Gunn 2000). It is also important to note that Henry VIII was not the heir to the throne and was not taught how to rule a land, unlike his older brother Arthur (SOURCE). His many interests

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