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Politics, Piety and Profession: The Church in Late-Medieval England, ca 1350 - ca 1540, 2011/12, Semester 2
Dr Paul Cavill
p.r.cavill@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Bibliography

Please note

As there are many, many works on the Church in this period, the following lists are highly selective. For the assessed essays, you should seek out further reading. The best resource for doing so is an electronic database called the Bibliography of British and Irish History , which is accessed via the library catalogue. In this database you can undertake simple searches (by author and subject) and advanced searches (by period, person, place, and theme). Results can be exported and printed. You are strongly encouraged to consult this database during the course, especially when researching the two assessed essays. The module tutors will also be happy to give advice.

1. Introduction: the Church in late-medieval England

Primary sources

Record series have edited sources for Church history, of which the principal are:

Camden Society (CS) – general collection, incl. vols. of miscellanies

Canterbury and York Society [publications]. – ecclesiastical records, esp. bishops’ registers

Early English Text Society (EETS) – literary works, incl. devotional writings

The Parker Society (PS) – works by early Protestants

Rolls Series (RS) Rerum Britannicarum medii aevi scriptores, The chronicle of England – a range, esp. ecclesiastical archives and chronicles

The Surtees Society, (SS) – northern history, esp. urban records and wills

The following are edited collections of primary sources:

The Black Death ed. R. Horrox (1994)

Catholic England : faith, religion and observance before the Reformation ed. R. N. Swanson (1995)

The dissolution of the monasteries, ed. J. Youings (1971)

Documents of the English Reformation 1526-1701, ed. G. Bray (rev. edn. 2004)

English Historical Documents, Vol iv: 1327–1485 , ed. A. R. Myers (1969)

English Historical Documents, Vol v: 1485–1558 , ed. C. H. Williams (1967)

The English manor, c. 1200-1500 : selected sources, ed. M. Bailey (2002)

Monasticism in late medieval England, c.1300-1535, ed. M. Heale (2009)

The peasants' revolt of 1381, ed. R. B. Dobson (2nd edn. 1983)

Selections from English Wycliffite writings, ed. A. Hudson (1978)

The Tudor constitution : documents and commentary, ed. G. R. Elton (2nd edn. 1982)

Voices of the English Reformation : a sourcebook, ed. J. N. King (2004)

The following works reproduce a large number of religious images:

Duffy, E., Marking the hours : English people and their prayers, 1240-1570 (2006)

Marks. R., Image and devotion in late medieval England (2004)

Marks, R., and Williamson, P. (eds.), Gothic : art for England 1400-1547 (2003)

Whiting, R., The reformation of the English parish church (2010)

Secondary works

The following are introductory or general surveys:

Brown, A., Church and society in England, 1000-1500 (2003)

Harper-Bill, C., ‘The English Church and English Religion after the Black Death’, in M. Ormrod and P. Lindley (eds.), The Black Death in England (1996)

Harriss, G., Shaping the nation : England, 1360-1461 (2005), chs. 9–10

Heal, F., Reformation in Britain and Ireland (2003)

Heath, P., Church and realm 1272-1461 : conflict and collaboration in an age of crises (1988)

Horrox, R. (ed.), Fifteenth-century attitudes : perceptions of society in late medieval England (1994)

Marsh, C., Popular Religion in Sixteenth-Century England (1998)

Marshall, P., Reformation England, 1480-1642 (2003)

Swanson, R. N., Church and society in late medieval England (rev. edn. 1993)

Swanson, R. N., Religion and devotion in Europe, c.1215-c.1515 (1995)

Thomson, J. A. F., The early Tudor church and society, 1485-1529 (1993)

Thompson, A. H., The English clergy and their organization in the later Middle Ages (1947)

Journals dedicated to the study of ecclesiastical history include:

Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte. ( AFG )

The Catholic historical review.

Journal of ecclesiastical history. ( JEH )

Studies in church history. (SCH) – a series with individual titles

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2. Traditional monasticism I: abbots and patrons

Heale, M., ‘“Not a Thing for a Stranger to Enter Upon”: The Selection of Monastic Superiors in Late Medieval and Tudor England’, in K. Stöber and J. Burton (eds.), Monasteries and society in the British Isles in the later Middle Ages (2008) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Heale, M., ‘Training in Superstition? Monasteries and Popular Religion in Late Medieval and Reformation England’, Journal of ecclesiastical history., 58 (2007)

Jamroziak, E., ‘St Mary Graces: A Cistercian House in Late Medieval London’, in P. Trio and M. De Smet (eds.), The use and abuse of sacred places in late medieval towns (2006)

Laxford, J., The art and architecture of English Benedictine monasteries, 1300-1540 : a patronage history (2005)

Rollason, L., ‘The Liber Vitae of Durham and Lay Association with Durham Cathedral Priory in the Later Middle Ages’, in B. Thompson (ed.), Monasteries and society in medieval Britain : proceedings of the 1994 Harlaxton Symposium (1999)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Rosenthal, J., The purchase of paradise : gift giving and the aristocracy, 1307-1485 (1972) 

Stöber, K., Late medieval monasteries and their patrons : England and Wales, c.1300-1540 (2007)

Stöber, K., ‘The Social Networks of Late Medieval Welsh Monasteries’, in K. Stöber and J. Burton (eds.), Monasteries and society in the British Isles in the later Middle Ages (2008)

Thompson, B., ‘Monasteries and their Patrons at Foundation and Dissolution’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society.,6th ser., 4 (1994)

Wright, S., Hirst, S., and Astill, G., ‘Patronage, Memorial and Burial at Bordesley Abbey’, Sepulturae cistercienses :,56 (2005)

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3. Traditional monasticism II: reform, learning, and renewal

Bell, D., ‘Monastic Libraries: 1400–1557’, in L. Hellinga and J. B. Trapp (eds.), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. vol. 3: 1400–1557 (1999)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Bell, D., ‘Printed Books in English Cistercian Monasteries’, Cîteaux: Commentarii Cistercienses , 53 (2002)

Clark, J. G., ‘Monastic Education in Late Medieval England’, in C. Barron and J. Stratford (eds.), The Church and learning in later medieval society : essays in honour of R.B. Dobson : proceedings of the 1999 Harlaxton Symposium (2002)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Clark, J. G., ‘Monasteries and Secular Education in Late Medieval England’, in K. Stöber and J. Burton (eds.), Monasteries and society in the British Isles in the later Middle Ages (2008)

Clark, J. G., ‘Humanism and Reform in Pre-Reformation England’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society.,6th ser., 19 (2009)

Erler, M. C., ‘Private Reading in the Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century English Nunnery’, in J. G. Clark (ed.), The culture of medieval English monasticism m (2007)

Greatrex, J ., ‘Benedictine Monk Scholars as Teachers and Preachers in the Later Middle Ages: Evidence from Worcester Cathedral Priory’, Monastic studies, 2 (1990)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Rogers, N. (ed.), The friars in medieval Britain : proceedings of the 2007 Harlaxton Symposium (2010)

Thompson, B., ‘Monasteries, Society and Reform in Late Medieval England’, in J. G. Clark (ed.), The religious orders in pre-Reformation England (2002)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Wines, A., ‘The University of Life and the London Charterhouse: Practical Experience versus Scholarly Attainment within the Carthusian Leadership’, in C. Barron and J. Stratford (eds.), The Church and learning in later medieval society : essays in honour of R.B. Dobson : proceedings of the 1999 Harlaxton Symposium (2002)

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4. Mendicants: between the urban world and the university

Robson, M., ‘Queen Isabella (c.1295/1358) and the Greyfriars: An Example of Royal Patronage based on her Accounts for 1357/1358’, Franciscan studies.,65 (2007)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Rogers, N. (ed.), The friars in medieval Britain : proceedings of the 2007 Harlaxton Symposium (2010)

Röhrkasten, J., ‘The Mendicant Orders in Urban Life and Society: The Case of London’, in E. Jamroziak and J. Burton (eds.), Religious and laity in western Europe, 1000-1400 : interaction, negotiation, and power (2006) 

Steer, C., ‘Royal and Noble Commemoration in the Mendicant Houses of London, c. 1240–1540’, in C. Barron and C. Burgess (ed.), Memory and commemoration in medieval England : proceedings of the 2008 Harlaxton Symposium (2010)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Swanson, R., ‘Mendicants and Confraternity in Late Medieval England’, in J. G. Clark (ed.), The Pre-Reformation Church in England (2002) 

Zutshi, P., The Mendicant Orders and the University of Cambridge in the Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Centuries’, in C. Barron and J. Stratford (eds.), The Church and learning in later medieval society : essays in honour of R.B. Dobson : proceedings of the 1999 Harlaxton Symposium (2002)

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Brodman, J. W., Charity and religion in medieval Europe (2009), pp. 178–221  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Brown, A. D., Popular piety in late medieval England : the Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550 (1995), chs. 3–6

Burgess, C., ‘Pre-Reformation Churchwardens’ Accounts and Parish Government: Lessons from London and Bristol’, English historical review., 117 (2002)

Burgess, C., ‘The Broader Church: A Rejoinder to “Looking Beyond”’, English historical review., 119 (2004)

Burgess, C., and Duffy, E. (eds.), The parish in late medieval England : proceedings of the 2002 Harlaxton Symposium (2006)

Duffy, E., The Stripping of the Altars (1992; rev. edn. 2005), ch. 4 

French, K. L., ‘“To Free them from Binding”: Women in the Late Medieval Parish’, The journal of interdisciplinary history., 27 (1997)

French, K. L., ‘Maidens’ Lights and Wives’ Stores: Women Parish Guilds in Late Medieval England’, Sixteenth Century Journal l , 29 (1998)

French, K. L., The people of the parish : community life in a late medieval English diocese e [Bath and Wells] (2001)

French, K. L., The good women of the parish : gender and religion after the Black Death (2007), chs. 3–6

Graves, C. P., ‘Social Space in the English Medieval Parish Church’, Economy and society., 18 (1989)

Hutton, R., The rise and fall of Merry England : the ritual year, 1400-1700 (1994), chs. 1–2

Kümin, B. A., The shaping of a community : the rise and reformation of the English parish, c. 1400-1560 (1996)

Kumin, B., ‘Late Medieval Churchwardens’ Accounts and Parish Government: Looking beyond London and Bristol’, English historical review., 119 (2004)

Morris, R., Churches in the landscape (1989), chs. 7–9

Postles, D., ‘Some Ambiguities of Late Medieval Religion in England’ (1996x8), on-line publication at http://www.history.ac.uk/resources/e-seminars/postles-paper

Pounds, N. J. G., A history of the English parish : the culture of religion from Augustine to Victoria (2000)

Rivard, D., Blessing the world : ritual and lay piety in medieval religion  (2009), chs. 2–4

Thiery, D. E., Polluting the sacred : violence, faith, and the "civilizing" of parishioners in late medieval England (2009), chs. 2, 5–6

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Primary sources

Selections from English Wycliffite writings, ed. A. Hudson (1978)

Heresy trials in the Diocese of Norwich, 1428-31, ed. N. Tanner, Camden Soc., 4/20 (1977)

Kent heresy proceedings, 1511-12 ed. N. Tanner, Kent Records, 26 (1997)

Lollards of Coventry 1486-1522, , ed. N. Tanner and S. McSheffrey, Camden Soc., 5/23 (2003)

Secondary works

Aston, M., Lollards and reformers : images and literacy in late medieval religion (1984)

Aston, M., Faith and fire : popular and unpopular religion, 1350-1600 (1993)

Aston, M., and Richmond, C. (eds.), Lollardy and the gentry in the later Middle Ages (1997)

Catto, J. I., ‘John Wyclif and the Cult of the Eucharist’, in K. Walsh and D. Wood (eds.), The Bible in the medieval world : essays in memory of Beryl Smalley Studies in Church History, subsidia, 4 (1985)

Catto, J. I., ‘Fellows and Helpers: The Religious Identity of the Followers of Wyclif’, in P. Biller and R. B. Dobson (eds.), The Medieval Church , Studies in church history., subsidia, 11 (1999)

Davies, R. G., ‘Lollardy and Locality’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society., 6/1 (1991)

Forrest, I., The detection of heresy in late medieval England (2005)

Hope, A., ‘Lollardy: The Stone which the Builders Rejected? ’, in P. Lake and M. Dowling (eds.), Protestantism and the national church in sixteenth century England (1987) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Hudson, A., Lollards and their books (1985)

Hudson, A., The premature reformation : Wycliffite texts and Lollard history (1988)

Levy, I. C. (ed.), A companion to John Wyclif : late medieval theologian (2006)

Lutton, R., Lollardy and orthodox religion in pre-Reformation England : reconstructing piety (2006)

Lutton, R., ‘Geographies and Materialities of Piety: Reconciling Competing Narratives of Religious Change in Pre-Reformation and Reformation England’, in id. and E. Salter (eds.), Pieties in transition : religious practices and experiences, c.1400-1640 (2007)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

McFarlane, K. B., John Wycliffe and the Beginnings of English NonConformity (1952)

McFarlane, K. B., Lancastrian kings and Lollard knights (1972)

McNiven, P., Heresy and politics in the reign of Henry IV : the burning of John Badby (1987)

McSheffrey, S., Gender and heresy : women and men in Lollard communities, 1420-1530 (1995)

Powell, E., Kingship, law, and society : criminal justice in the reign of Henry V (1989), ch. 6

Rex, R., The Lollards (2002)

Somerset, F., Havens J. C., Pitard, D. G. (eds.), Lollards and their influence in late medieval England (2003)

Thomson, J. A. F., The later Lollards, 1414-1520. (1965)

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7. The Church as corporation: between God and Mammon

Aston, M., ‘“Caim’s Castles: Poverty, Politics and Disendowment’, in R. B. Dobson (ed.), The Church, politics and patronage in the fifteenth century (1984); reprinted in her Faith and Fire (1993)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Brigden, S., ‘Tithe Controversy in Reformation London’, Journal of ecclesiastical history., 32 (1981)

Davies, R. G., ‘The Episcopate’, in C. H. Clough (ed.), Profession, vocation, and culture in later medieval England : essays dedicated to the memory of A.R. Myers (1982)

Dickens, A. G., ‘The Shape of Anti-Clericalism and the English Reformation’, in E. I. Kouri and T. Scott (eds.), Politics and society in Reformation Europe : essays for Sir Geoffrey Elton on his sixty-fifth birthday (London, 1987)

Elton, G. R., Star Chamber stories (1958)

Haigh, C., ‘Anticlericalism and the English Reformation’, History., 68 (1983); reprinted in his The English Reformation revised (1987)

Harper-Bill, C., ‘Dean Colet’s Convocation Sermon’, History.,73 (1988), reprinted in P. Marshall (ed.), The impact of the English Reformation, 1500-1640 (1997)

Hoyle, R. W., ‘The Origins of the Dissolution of the Monasteries’, The historical journal., 38 (1995)

Marshall, P., The Catholic priesthood and the English Reformation (1994)

Simpson, P., ‘The Continuum of Resistance to Tithe, c. 1400–1600’, in R. Lutton and E. Salter (eds.), Pieties in transition : religious practices and experiences, c.1400-1640 (2007)

Storey, R. L., Diocesan administration in fifteenth-century England, Borthwick Papers, 16 (2nd edn. 1972)

Storey, R. L., ‘Malicious Indictments of Clergy in Fifteenth-Century England’, in M. J. Franklin and Christopher Harper-Bill (eds.), Medieval ecclesiastical studies, in honour of Dorothy M. Owen (1995)

Swanson, R. N., Church and society in late medieval England (rev. edn. 1993), chs. 4­–5

Thompson, B., ‘Habendum et Tenendum : Lay and Ecclesiastical Attitudes to the Property of the Church’, in C. Harper-Bill (ed.), Religious belief and ecclesiastical careers in late medieval England (1991)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Thomson, J. A. F., ‘Tithe Disputes in Later Medieval England’, English historical review., 78 (1963)

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8. The ecclesiastical polity I: the Church and the crown

Catto, J., ‘Religious Change under Henry V’, in G. L. Harriss (ed.), Henry V : the practice of kingship (1985) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Davies, R. G., ‘The Church and the Wars of the Roses’, in A. J. Pollard (ed.), The Wars of the Roses (1995) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Davies, R. G., ‘Richard II and the Church’, in A. Goodman and J. L. Gillespie (eds.), Richard II : the art of kingship (1999)

Dobson, R. B. (ed.), The Church, politics and patronage in the fifteenth century (1984)

Goodman, A., ‘Henry VII and Christian Renewal’, in K. Robbins (ed.), Religion and Humanism , Studies in church history., 17 (1981)

Gunn, S., ‘Edmund Dudley and the Church’, Journal of ecclesiastical history., 51 (2000)

Harvey, M., ‘ Ecclesia Anglicana, cui noster Christus vos prefecit : The Power of the Crown in the English Church during the Great Schism’, in S. Mews (ed.), Religion and National Identity , Studies in church history., 18 (1982)

Houlbrooke, R., ‘The Decline of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the Tudors’, in F. Heal and R. O’Day (eds.), Continuity and change : personnel and administration of the Church in England, 1500-1642 (1976)

Mayer, T. F., ‘On the Road to 1534: The Occupation of Tournai and Henry VIII’s Theory of Sovereignty’, in D. Hoak (ed.), Tudor political culture (1995)

Storey, R. L., Diocesan administration in fifteenth-century England, Borthwick Papers, 16 (2nd edn. 1972)

Swanson, R. N., Church and Society in Late Medieval England (rev. edn. 1993), chs. 1, 3–4

Thompson, B., ‘Prelates and Politics from Winchelsey to Warham’, in L. Clark and C. Carpenter (eds.), The Fifteenth Century , iv: Political culture in late medieval Britain (2004) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Waugh, W. T., ‘The Great Statute of Praemunire’, English historical review., 37 (1922)

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9. The ecclesiastical polity II: the Church and Christendom

Autrand, F., ‘The Peacemakers and the State: Pontifical Diplomacy and the Anglo-French Conflict in the Fourteenth Century’, in P. Contamine (ed.), War and competition between states (2000)

Barrell, A. D. M., The Papacy, Scotland and northern England, 1342-1378 (1995)

Clarke, P., ‘English Royal Marriages and the Papal Penitentiary in the Fifteenth Century’, English historical review., 120 (2005)

Clarke, P., ‘New Evidence of Noble and Gentry Piety in Fifteenth-Century England and Wales’, Journal of Medieval History. y , 34 (2008)

Davies, C. S. L., ‘Bishop John Morton, the Holy See, and the Accession of Henry VII’, English historical review., 102 (1987)

Harris, J., ‘Publicizing the Crusade: English Bishops and the Jubilee Indulgence of 1455’, Journal of ecclesiastical history., 50 (1999)

Harvey, M., ‘John Whethamstede, the Pope and the General Council’, in C. Barron and C. Harper-Bill (eds.), The Church in pre-Reformation society : essays in honour of F.R.H. Du Boulay (1985) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Harvey, M., ‘Lollardy and the Great Schism: Some Contemporary Perceptions’, in A. Hudson and M. J. Wilks (eds.), From Ockham to Wycliff , Studies in church history., subsidia, 5 (1987)  Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Harvey, M., England, Rome and the papacy, 1417-1464 : the study of a relationship (1993)

Harvey, M., The English in Rome, 1362-1420 : portrait of an expatriate community (1999)

Head, C., ‘Pope Pius II and the Wars of the Roses’, Archivum Historiae Pontificiae., 8 (1970)

Housley, N., ‘Perceptions of Crusading in the Mid-Fourteenth Century: The Evidence of Three Texts’, Viator., 36 (2005)

Housley, N., ‘“The Common Corps of Christendom”: Thomas More and the Crusading Cause’, in id. (ed.), Knighthoods of Christ : essays on the history of the Crusades and the Knights Templar, presented to Malcolm Barber (2007)

Levy, I. C., ‘John Wyclif and the Primitive Papacy’, Viator.,, 38 (2007)

Mayer, T. F., ‘Thomas Starkey: An Unknown Conciliarist at the Court of Henry VIII’, Journal of the history of ideas., 49 (1988)

Morris, C., and Roberts, P. (eds.), Pilgrimage : the English experience from Becket to Bunyan (2002)

Ormrod, W. M., Dodd, G., and Musson, A. (eds.), Medieval petitions : grace and grievance (2009)

Plöger, Karsten, England and the Avignon popes : the practice of diplomacy in late medieval Europe (2005)

Saul, N., ‘The Vanishing Vision: Late Medieval Crusading’, History today., 47/6 (June 1997)

Swanson, R. N., Church and Society in Late Medieval England (rev. edn. 1993), ch. 1

Swanson, R. N., Indulgences in late medieval England : passports to paradise? (2007)

Thomson, J. A. F., Popes and princes, 1417-1517 : politics and polity in the late medieval church (1980)

Thomson, J. A. F., ‘“The Well of Grace”: Englishmen and Rome in the Fifteenth Century’, in R. B. Dobson (ed.), The Church, politics and patronage in the fifteenth century (1984) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Underwood, M., ‘The Pope, the Queen and the King’s Mother: or, the Rise and Fall of Adriano Castellesi’, in B. Thompson (ed.), The reign of Henry VII : proceedings of the 1993 Harlaxton Symposium (1995)

Wood, D., ‘Rule from Europe: Four English Views of Papal Authority in the Middle Ages’, in J. Mitchell and M. Moran (eds.), England and the Continent in the Middle Ages : studies in memory of Andrew Martindale : proceedings of the 1996 Harlaxton Symposium (2000)

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10. The break with Rome: the end of an era?

Amos, N.S., Pettegree, A., van Nierop, H. (eds.), The education of a Christian society : humanism and the Reformation in Britain and the Netherlands : papers delivered to the thirteenth Anglo-Dutch Historical Conference, 1997 (1999)

Bernard, G. W., ‘The Making of Religious Policy, 1533–46’, The historical journal. 41 (1998) – summarizing the following work

Bernard, G. W., The king's reformation : Henry VIII and the remaking of the English church (2005) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Bernard, G. W., ‘The Dissolution of the Monasteries’, History., 92 (2011)

Brigden, S., ‘Youth and the Reformation’, Past & present., 95 (1982)

Dickens, A. G., ‘The Early Expansion of Protestantism in England, 1520–1558’, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte. 78 (1987), reprinted in Late monasticism and the Reformation (1998), and in P. Marshall (ed.), The impact of the English Reformation, 1500-1640 (1997)

Dickens, A. G., The English Reformation (2nd edn. 1989)

Dowling, M., Humanism in the age of Henry VIII (1986)

Duffy, E., The Stripping of the Altars (1992; rev. edn. 2005), ch. 11 

Elton, G. R., Policy and police : the enforcement of the Reformation in the age of Thomas Cromwell (1972)

Elton, G. R., Reform and reformation : England 1509-1558 (1977)

Guy, J., 'Thomas Cromwell and the Intellectual Origins of the Henrician Revolution', in A. Fox and Guy, Reassessing the Henrician Age : humanism, politics and reform 1500-1550 (1986); reprinted in Guy (ed.), The Tudor monarchy (1997)

Haigh, C., English Reformations : religion, politics, and society under the Tudors (1993)

Haigh, C. (ed.), The English Reformation revised (1987)

Hoyle, R. W., The pilgrimage of grace and the politics of the 1530s (2001)

Hutton, R., The rise and fall of Merry England : the ritual year, 1400-1700 (1994)

MacCulloch, D. (ed.), The reign of Henry VIII : politics, policy and piety (1995)

Marshall, P., 'Mumpsimus and Sumpsimus', Journal of ecclesiastical history. 52 (2001); reprinted in his Religious identities in Henry VIII's England (2006)

Marshall, P., ‘Is the Pope Catholic? Henry VIII and the Semantics of Schism’, in E. H. Shagan (ed.), Catholics and the 'Protestant nation' : religious politics and identity in early modern England (2005); reprinted in his Religious identities in Henry VIII's England (2006) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Marshall, P. (ed.), The impact of the English Reformation, 1500-1640 (1997), sect. 1

Marshall, P., and Ryrie, A. (eds.), The beginnings of English Protestantism (2002) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Rex, R., Henry VIII and the English Reformation (2nd edn. 2006)

Ryrie, A., The gospel and Henry VIII : Evangelicals in the early English Reformation (2003)

Scarisbrick, J. J., The Reformation and the English people (1984)

Shagan, E. H., Popular Politics and the English Reformation (2003)

Ullmann, W., ‘This Realm of England is an Empire’, Journal of ecclesiastical history., 30 (1979)

Wooding, L., Rethinking Catholicism in Reformation England (2000), intro., ch. 1

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11. Conclusions: ‘vitality and vulnerability’

In addition to the secondary works listed above, the following works may be especially thought-provoking:

Bernard, G. W., ‘Vitality and Vulnerability in the Late Medieval Church: Pilgrimage on the Eve of the Break with Rome’, in J. L. Watts (ed.), The end of the Middle Ages? : England in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries (1998) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Dickens, A. G., ‘The Last Medieval Englishman’, in P. N. Brooks (ed.), Christian spirituality : essays in honour of Gordon Rupp (1975); reprinted in his Reformation studies (1983)

Dickens, A. G., ‘The Shape of Anti-Clericalism and the English Reformation’, in E. I. Kouri and T. Scott (eds.), Politics and society in Reformation Europe : essays for Sir Geoffrey Elton on his sixty-fifth birthday (London, 1987) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Duffy, E., The voices of Morebath : Reformation and rebellion in an English village : (2001)

Haigh, C., ‘The Recent Historiography of the English Reformation’, The historical journal. 25 (1982); reprinted in id. (ed.), The English Reformation revised (1987)

Hope, A., ‘Conformed and Reformed: John Colet and His Reformation Reputation’, in L. Clark, M. Jurkowski, and C. Richmond (eds.), Image, text and church, 1380-1600 : essays for Margaret Aston (2009)

Marsh, C. W., Popular Religion in Sixteenth-Century England (1998), ch. 5

Marshall, P., ‘Anticlericalism Revested? Expressions of Discontent in Early Tudor England’, in C. Burgess and E. Duffy (eds.), The parish in late medieval England : proceedings of the 2002 Harlaxton Symposium (2006)

Parish, H. L., Monks, miracles, and magic : Reformation representations of the medieval church (2005)

Porter, H. C., ‘The Gloomy Dean and the Law: John Colet, 1466–1519’, in G. V. Bennett and J. D. Walsh (eds.), Essays in modern English church history : in memory of Norman Sykes (1966)

Tyacke, N., ‘Re-thinking the English Reformation’, in id. (ed.), England's long reformation 1500-1800 (1998); reprinted in his Aspects of English Protestantism, c. 1530-1700 (2001)

This list was last updated on 14/11/2011