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The Tudors – Edward VI and Mary I, 1547-58

4. Mary's Counter-Reformation

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Lecture

In this module, we think about the nature of Mary's counter-reformation and England's return to Catholicism, focusing in particular on how the counter-reformation was brought about, the key individuals who supported Mary in this period, and the nature of the changes that she made, which appear to have bene much more successful, imaginative and progressive than Mary is often given credit for.

Course

In this course, Professor Sue Doran (University of Oxford) explores the reigns of Edward VI (1547-53) and Mary I (1553-58), a period which some historians have labelled the Mid-Tudor Crisis. We begin by thinking about the religious policies of Edward VI, focusing in particular on the nature of the changes and the key influencers on Edwardian policy in this period. After that, we think about faction in the reign of Edward, looking especially at the figure of Edward Seymour. In the third module, we consider the Succession Crisis of 1553 and the problems faced by Mary as a woman, before moving on in the fourth module to look more closely at her religious reforms, which were far more innovative, popular and progressive than Mary is often given credit for. In the fifth module, we think about how the religious changes of both Edward and Mary were felt in the parishes of England, before turning in the final module to think about the similarities and differences between the two major rebellions in the mid-Tudor period: Kett's Rebellion in 1549, and Wyatt's Rebellion in 1553.

Lecturer

Susan Doran is Professor of Early Modern British History at the University of Oxford. She has a substantial publishing record which reflects a particular interest in the religious and political history of the Tudors, especially Elizabeth I. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College and Director of Studies in History at Regent’s Park College.

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Doran, S. (2018, August 15). The Tudors – Edward VI and Mary I, 1547-58 - Mary's Counter-Reformation [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-reigns-of-edward-vi-and-mary-i-1547-58/mary-s-counter-reformation

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Doran, Susan. "The Tudors – Edward VI and Mary I, 1547-58 – Mary's Counter-Reformation." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018, https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-reigns-of-edward-vi-and-mary-i-1547-58/mary-s-counter-reformation