England’s Unwanted Reformation

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Most English people initially saw the Reformation as an unexpected catastrophe, wrenching their religious lives out of shape, and stripping their communities of resources they had naively believed belonged to them. 

This lecture looks at how this dramatic change was pushed through despite formidable opposition; how most English people eventually reconciled themselves to the new reality; and how England’s persistent Catholic minority reinvented itself for a new age.

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Professor Alec Ryrie Gresham Professor of Divinity.

Professor Alec Ryrie FBA

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Professor Alec Ryrie is Gresham Professor of Divinity.

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