England’s Tudor Reformation
- Extra Reading
The English Reformation – unlike many of the other Reformations convulsing sixteenth-century Europe – was at heart more about politics and law than about religion. It created the English state as we now know it, and established relationships between the nations of Britain and Ireland which still endure.
This lecture asks how a religious dispute came to rewrite the English constitution and traces that upheaval’s legacies – some plain, some hidden – for England and its neighbours down to the present.
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