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6. Did the Elizabethan Settlement of 1559 mark the end of the English Reformation?
About this Lecture
In this module, we consider the question, ‘Did the Elizabethan Settlement of 1559 mark the end of the English Reformation?’, focusing in particular on: (i) the historiography: the traditional and revisionist approaches to the English Reformation; (ii) the extent to which Protestantism in England was on secure foundations by 1558; (iii) the key ingredients of the Elizabethan Settlement: the Act of Supremacy of 1558, the Act of Uniformity of 1558, and the Royal Injunctions of 1559; (iv) the extent to which the Elizabethan Settlement put an end to religious conflict in England; and (v) the groups that remained unhappy with the Elizabethan Settlement.
In this course, Dr Jonathan Willis (University of Birmingham) explores religion and the church in Tudor England through six key questions: (1) To what extent was criticism of the Late Medieval Catholic Church the main reason for the growth of Protestantism in Tudor England?; (2) To what extent did religion in England change significantly during the reign of Henry VIII?; (3) To what extent did religion in England change significantly during the reign of Henry VIII?; (4) How far was religious change in England during the years 1547-63 driven by the personal religious beliefs of successive monarchs?; (5) What factors facilitated the survival of Catholicism during the reign of Elizabeth I?; and (6) Did the Elizabethan Settlement of 1559 mark the end of the English Reformation?.
Dr Jonathan Willis is a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Birmingham. He is primarily a historian of the English reformation, with interests in the history and theology of late-medieval and early modern Europe more broadly. His research focuses on the religious and cultural history of England over the course of the long sixteenth century. His recent publications include Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010) and The Reformation of the Decalogue: Religious Belief, Practice and Identity and the Ten Commandments in England, c.1485-c.1625 (CUP, forthcoming 2017)
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Willis, J. (2020, May 08). The Tudors – Religion and the Church, 1509-1603 - Did the Elizabethan Settlement of 1559 mark the end of the English Reformation? [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-tudors-religion-and-the-church/did-the-elizabethan-settlement-of-1559-mark-the-end-of-the-english-reformation
Willis, J. "The Tudors – Religion and the Church, 1509-1603 – Did the Elizabethan Settlement of 1559 mark the end of the English Reformation?." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 08 May 2020, https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-tudors-religion-and-the-church/did-the-elizabethan-settlement-of-1559-mark-the-end-of-the-english-reformation