The King's Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church

3.58 avg rating
( 52 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300122718: The King's Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A major reassessment of England's break with Rome Henry VIII's reformation remains among the most crucial yet misunderstood events in English history. In this substantial new account G. W. Bernard presents the king as neither confused nor a pawn in the hands of manipulative factions. Henry, a monarch who ruled as well as reigned, is revealed instead as the determining mover of religious policy throughout this momentous period. In Henry's campaign to secure a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, which led him to break with Rome, his strategy, as Bernard shows, was more consistent and more radical than historians have allowed. Henry refused to introduce Lutheranism, but rather harnessed the rhetoric of the continental reformation in support of his royal supremacy. Convinced that the church needed urgent reform, in particular the purging of superstition and idolatry, Henry's dissolution of the monasteries and the dismantling of the shrines were much more than a venal attempt to raise money. The king sought a middle way between Rome and Zurich, between Catholicism and its associated superstitions on one hand and the subversive radicalism of the reformers on the other. With a ruthlessness that verged on tyranny, Henry VIII determined the pace of change in the most important twenty years of England's religious development.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Big, erudite, trenchant and readable, this is a masterpiece drawing on decades of research and reflection, and a work of international scholarly importance."-Ralph Houlbrooke, University of Reading

Synopsis:

Henry VIII's reformation remains among the most crucial yet misunderstood events in English history. In this substantial new account, G. W. Bernard presents the king as neither confused nor a pawn in the hands of manipulative factions. Henry, a monarch who ruled as well as reigned, is revealed instead as the determining mover of religious policy throughout this momentous period. In Henry's campaign to secure a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, which led him to break with Rome, his strategy, as Bernard shows, was more consistent and more radical than historians have allowed. Henry refused to introduce Lutheranism, but rather harnessed the rhetoric of the continental reformation in support of his royal supremacy. Convinced that the church needed urgent reform, in particular the purging of superstition and idolatry, Henry's dissolution of the monasteries and the dismantling of the shrines were much more than a venal attempt to raise money. The king sought a middle way between Rome and Zurich, between Catholicism and its imputed superstitions on one hand and the radicalism of reformers on the other.

With a ruthlessness that verged on tyranny, Henry VIII determined the pace of change in the most important twenty years of England's religious development.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Shipping: £ 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

G. W Bernard
Published by Yale University Press 2007-08-17, New Haven, [Conn.] |London (2007)
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Yale University Press 2007-08-17, New Haven, [Conn.] |London, 2007. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780300122718

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 21.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

2.

Bernard, G.W.
Published by Yale University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780300122718

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 26.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Bernard, G.W.
Published by Yale University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2007. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0300122713_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 28.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

G.W. Bernard
Published by Yale University Press, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Yale University Press, United States, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A major reassessment of England's break with Rome Henry VIII's reformation remains among the most crucial yet misunderstood events in English history. In this substantial new account G. W. Bernard presents the king as neither confused nor a pawn in the hands of manipulative factions. Henry, a monarch who ruled as well as reigned, is revealed instead as the determining mover of religious policy throughout this momentous period. In Henry's campaign to secure a divorce from Catherine of Aragon, which led him to break with Rome, his strategy, as Bernard shows, was more consistent and more radical than historians have allowed. Henry refused to introduce Lutheranism, but rather harnessed the rhetoric of the continental reformation in support of his royal supremacy. Convinced that the church needed urgent reform, in particular the purging of superstition and idolatry, Henry's dissolution of the monasteries and the dismantling of the shrines were much more than a venal attempt to raise money. The king sought a middle way between Rome and Zurich, between Catholicism and its associated superstitions on one hand and the subversive radicalism of the reformers on the other. With a ruthlessness that verged on tyranny, Henry VIII determined the pace of change in the most important twenty years of England's religious development. Seller Inventory # BTA9780300122718

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 28.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Bernard, G. W.; Bernard, G W
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 5088552-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 28.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 2.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

G W Bernard
Published by Yale University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2007. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # WY-9780300122718

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 30.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

G W Bernard
Published by Yale University Press 2007-08-17 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Yale University Press 2007-08-17, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-WLY-9780300122718

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 20.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 14.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Bernard, G W
Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Brook Bookstore
(Milano, MI, Italy)

Book Description Wiley. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 99e42622fd2be481f83d7ed4458610d3

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 29.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 5.36
From Italy to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Bernard, G. W.; Bernard, G W
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPricesUK
(Castle Donington, DERBY, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 5088552-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 20.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

G. W. Bernard
Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300122713 ISBN 13: 9780300122718
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Yale University Press. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 4 working days. Henry VIII's reformation remains among the most crucial yet misunderstood events in English history. This work presents the king as neither confused nor a pawn in the hands of manipulative factions. Henry, a monarch who ruled as well as reigned, is revealed instead as the determining mover of religious policy throughout this momentous period. Seller Inventory # B9780300122718

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
£ 26.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 11.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book