Reformation Reputations

The Power of the Individual in English Reformation History

Editors: Crankshaw, David, Gross, George (Eds.)

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  • Explores the role of the individual in English Reformation history
  • Offers accessible introductions to a selection of key individuals, of each gender and from different parts of the religious spectrum 
  • Investigates how and why the reputations of these central historical figures have changed and been shaped over the centuries
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This book highlights the pivotal roles of individuals in England’s complex sixteenth-century reformations. While many historians study broad themes, such as religious moderation, this volume is centred on the perspective that great changes are instigated not by themes, or ‘isms’, but rather by people – a point recently underlined in the 2017 quincentenary commemorations of Martin Luther’s protest in Germany. That sovereigns from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I largely drove religious policy in Tudor England is well known. Instead, the essays collected in this volume, inspired by the quincentenary and based upon original research, take a novel approach, emphasizing the agency of some of their most interesting subjects: Protestant and Roman Catholic, clerical and lay, men and women. With an introduction that establishes why the commemorative impulse was so powerful in this period and explores how reputations were constructed, perpetuated and manipulated, the authors of the nine succeeding chapters examine the reputations of three archbishops of Canterbury (Thomas Cranmer, Matthew Parker and John Whitgift), three pioneering bishops’ wives (Elizabeth Coverdale, Margaret Cranmer and Anne Hooper), two Roman Catholic martyrs (John Fisher and Thomas More), one evangelical martyr other than Cranmer (Anne Askew), two Jesuits (John Gerard and Robert Persons) and one author whose confessional identity remains contested (Anthony Munday). Partly biographical, though mainly historiographical, these essays offer refreshing new perspectives on why the selected figures are famed (or should be famed) and discuss what their reformation reputations tell us today.

About the authors

David J. Crankshaw is Lecturer in the History of Early Modern Christianity at King’s College London, UK. He has published on the Court of Faculties, St Paul’s Cathedral and ecclesiastical statesmanship.

George W. C. Gross is a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London, UK, where he wrote his doctoral thesis entitled “The Lord’s Anointed”: British Coronations in Religious, Political and Social Contexts, c.1661–c.1714’ (2017).


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reformation Reputations
Book Subtitle
The Power of the Individual in English Reformation History
Editors
  • David Crankshaw
  • George Gross
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55434-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55434-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55433-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 474
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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