A Brief History of the English Reformation by Derek Wilson

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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.

About Derek Wilson

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Derek Wilson is a renowned Tudor historian. He is the author of over thirty books including The Uncrowned Kings of England, Sir Francis Walsingham, The Lion's Court, the award-winning A Brief History of the Circumnavigators, and recent biographies of Charlemaigne, Martin Luther, and Hans Holbein (Pimlico). He is the founder of the Cambridge History festival.
Published June 21, 2013 by Robinson. 464 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction

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