The Recent Historiography of the English Reformation

  title={The Recent Historiography of the English Reformation},
  author={Christopher Haigh},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={995 - 1007}
  • C. Haigh
  • Published 1 December 1982
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
The English Reformation was not a specific event which may be given a precise date; it was a long and complex process. ‘The Reformation’ is a colligatory concept, a historians’ label which relates several lesser changes into an overall movement: it embraces a break from the Roman obedience; an assertion of secular control over the Church; a suppression of Catholic institutions such as monasteries and chantries; a prohibition of Catholic worship; and a protestantization of services, clergy and… 


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