Oaths and the English Reformation (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History)

Oaths and the English Reformation (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History)


The perform of swearing oaths used to be on the centre of the English Reformation. at the one hand, oaths have been the medium in which the Henrician regime applied its ideology and secured loyalty one of the humans. at the different, they have been the instrument through which the English humans embraced, resisted and manipulated royal coverage. Jonathan Michael grey argues that because the Reformation was once negotiated via oaths, their specific importance and serve as are principal to knowing it totally. Oaths and the English Reformation sheds new gentle at the motivation of Henry VIII, the enforcement of and resistance to reform and the level of well known participation and negotiation within the political method. putting oaths on the middle of the narrative, this publication argues that the English Reformation was resolute as a lot by means of its approach to implementation and reaction because it used to be through the theology or political thought it transmitted.

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