The English Reformation Author:A G Dickens In its sweep through the politics, religion, and culture of a great movement, The English Reformation is no mere survey. It is a masterly synthesis. The author set himself three objectives: First, to describe the basic conditions which made possible the dramatic and familiar changes of 1529-59, from Henry's success in carrying the conservative b... more »ulk of the nation out of the Roman jurisdiction and in curtailing the wealth and privielege of the English Church, to Elizabeth's more pronounced Protestantism. Second, to give the developments and spread of Protestantism a far more porminent role than modern historian assign to it. Third, to depict the movement as it affected ordinary men and women, "who have somhow tended to fall and disappear through the agaps between the kings, the prelates, the monasteries, and the proyer books."
A. G. Dickens was the Dirctor of the Institute of Historical Research and Professor of History at the University of London.« less