Mumpsimus and Sumpsimus: The Intellectual Origins of a Henrician Bon Mot

@article{Marshall2001MumpsimusAS,
  title={Mumpsimus and Sumpsimus: The Intellectual Origins of a Henrician Bon Mot},
  author={Peter Marshall},
  journal={The Journal of Ecclesiastical History},
  year={2001},
  volume={52},
  pages={512 - 520}
}
  • P. Marshall
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Henry VIII's appearance before the assembled houses of parliament on Christmas Eve 1545 was perhaps his finest hour. In what has been called a ‘pioneer royal Christmas broadcast’, the king delivered an impassioned and eloquent speech lamenting the religious divisions that afflicted his kingdom, and urging his subjects towards unity and charity. The phrase is Diarmaid MacCulloch's: Thomas Cranmer: a life, New Haven–London 1996, 348. According to William Petre, the king himself wept as he… Expand
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    These were to lead to attempts to unseat Cranmer in the so-called ' Prebendaries ' Plot ', on which see M. L. Zell, ' The Prebendaries Plot of  : a reconsideration ', this J xxvii ()