English Reformation
The English Reformation was a series of events in 16th-century England by which the Church of England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Catholic Church.These events were, in part, asso...
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Elizabethan Religious Settlement
The Elizabethan Religious Settlement, which was made during the reign of Elizabeth I, was a response to the religious divisions created in England over the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I. ...
English Civil War
The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") in the Kingdom of England over, princip...
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Carthusian Martyrs
The Carthusian martyrs are those members of the Carthusian monastic order who have been persecuted and killed because of their Christian faith and their adherence to the Catholic religion. The Carthus...
English Dissenters
English Dissenters were Christians who separated from the Church of England in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Dissenters opposed state interference in religious matters, and founded their own chur...
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Dissolution of the Monasteries
The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded m...
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Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
The Forty Martyrs of England and Wales (Welsh: Deugain Merthyr Lloegr a Chymru) comprise a group of Catholic men and women who were executed for treason and related offences in the Kingdom of Engl...
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Marian exiles
The Marian Exiles were English Protestants who fled to the continent during the reign of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary I and King Philip. They settled chiefly in Protestant countries such as the Nethe...
Puritan
The Puritans were a group of English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries, including, but not limited to, English Calvinists. Puritanism in this sense was founded by John Calvin from the clergy ...
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The Stripping of the Altars
The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400–1580 is a work of history written by Eamon Duffy and published in 1992 by Yale University Press.
While its title suggests a focus...
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Thomas Belson
Blessed Thomas Belson (died 5 July 1589) was an English Roman Catholic layman. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987.
Belson was born at Brill in Buckinghamshire, although the date is uncerta...
Peter Morwen
Peter Morwen (1530?–1573?) was an English clergyman and Marian exile, known as a translator.
Morwen graduated B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1550, and was elected a Fellow in 1552; in June...
Long Parliament
The Long Parliament of England, after the fiasco of the Short Parliament followed its 12 years abeyance, was established on 3 November 1640 to pass financial bills, following the Bishops' Wars. It rec...
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Pierce the Ploughman's Crede
Pierce the Ploughman's Crede is a medieval alliterative poem of 855 lines, lampooning the four orders of friars.
Surviving in two complete 14th-century manuscripts and two early printed editions, ...
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Morning Prayer (Anglican)
Morning Prayer (also Matins or Mattins), is one of the two main Daily Offices in the churches of the Anglican Communion, prescribed in the various editions of the Book of Common Prayer and other Angli...
George Acworth (divine)
George Acworth LL.D. (1534 – 1578?) was an English Protestant divine and civil lawyer of the 16th century.
Acworth was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. During the reign of Queen Mary, he t...
Placid Adelham
Dom Placid Adelham, O.S.B. was an English monk, priest and martyr.Originally a Protestant minister, John Adelham was born in Wiltshire. He became a Catholic and joined the Benedictine monks, at which ...
Thomas Stevens (monk)
Thomas Stevens (or Stephens), Abbot of Netley Abbey and Beaulieu Abbey; (b. probably. c. 1490) (died 1550) was an English renaissance clergyman and Cistercian monk. As abbot of Netley and Beaulieu he ...
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Henry Crumpe
Henry Crumpe (fl.1380–1401) was Anglo-Irish cleric.
Crumpe was an Oxford-based cleric from Ireland. He wrote sermons against John Wycliffe's views on dominion, though he was later condemned by the...
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Westminster Confession of Faith
The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith. Drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly as part of the Westminster Standards to be a confession of the Church of England, it be...
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Robert Bickerdike (martyr)
Robert Bickerdike (died 1586) was an English Roman Catholic layman, executed on a treason charge. He is a Catholic martyr, beatified in 1987.
He was born at Low Hall, near Knaresborough, and lived...
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Elizabeth Stafford
Elizabeth Stafford (died 1599) was the daughter of Sir William Stafford and Dorothy Stafford, and the wife of Sir William Drury. She was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I. She and her fir...
Anglican sacraments
In keeping with its prevailing self-identity as a via media or "middle path" of Western Christianity, Anglican sacramental theology expresses elements in keeping with its status as a church in the Cat...
General Baptists
General Baptists are Baptists who hold the general or unlimited atonement view, the belief that Jesus Christ died for the entire world and not just for the chosen elect. General Baptists are theologic...
Pilgrimage of Grace
The Pilgrimage of Grace was a popular rising in Yorkshire in the autumn of 1536 in protest against Henry VIII's break with the Roman Catholic Church, the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the policie...
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Timeline of the English Reformation
This is a timeline of the Protestant Reformation in England. The list is not complete and you are welcome to expand it.
The Miroir or Glasse of the Synneful Soul
The Miroir or Glasse of the Synneful Soul is a manuscript book that was given to Catherine Parr by her stepdaughter, the future Elizabeth I of England in 1544, when Elizabeth was eleven years old. Eli...
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The Books of Homilies
The Books of Homilies (1547, 1562, and 1571) are two books of thirty-three sermons developing the reformed doctrines of the Church of England in greater depth and detail than in the Thirty-Nine Articl...
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John Purvey
John Purvey (c. 1354 – c. 1414) was one of the leading followers of the English theologian and reformer John Wycliffe during the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. He was born around 1354 ...