England’s Catholic Reformation

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England’s Catholic Reformation is the reformation that sixteenth-century England nearly had: a reformed and renewed English Catholic Church, its new schools and revived parishes matched with a firm smack of discipline. 

It almost happened; its leading prophets – Cardinals Thomas Wolsey and Reginald Pole – both came close to being elected pope. 

Instead, as these possibilities evaporated, they left behind them a toxic residue which has poisoned England’s relations with its neighbours down to the present.

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