The last years of Henry VIII's life, 1539-47, have conventionally been seen as a time when the king persecuted Protestants. This book argues that Henry's policies were much more ambiguous; that he continued to give support to Protestantism and that many accordingly also remained loyal to him. It also examines why the Protestants eventually adopted a more radical, oppositional stance, and argues that English Protestantism's eventual identity was determined during these years.
Author: Alec Ryrie Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 05/31/2007 Pages: 332 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.07lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.74d ISBN: 9780521036658
About the Author Ryrie, Alec: - Alec Ryrie is Lecturer in Modern History, University of Birmingham.