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Reformation and Resistance in Tudor Lancashire

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Reformation and Resistance in Tudor Lancashire by Christopher Haigh
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Historians have long known that Lancashire remained more solidly Catholic after the Reformation than any other part of England, but the peculiarity of the area has never been explained. This book argues that for geographical, social and economic, as well as religious reasons, orthodox Catholicism in the county was at its high-point immediately before the Reformation, so that the history of religious change in Lancashire in the sixteenth century is not the conventional one of Protestant triumph and Catholic failure. The Henrician Reformation was met by resistance and rebellion, while the Edwardian reforms were inadequately enforced and made little impact, though a handful of radical preachers made a few gains in one corner of the county. The Marian regime was able to revitalize the old religion, and the Elizabethan Settlement encountered widespread opposition. Catholic practices could not be excluded from the established Church, and Catholic recusancy developed earlier and on a wider scale than in any other area of England.
Release date NZ
October 14th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
396
Dimensions
140x216x22
ISBN-13
9780521083935
Product ID
2657506

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