HIS109Y1 Lecture Notes - Lady Jane Grey, John Wycliffe, English Reformation

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28 Nov 2012
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The reformation in england: colet (d. 1519, wycliffe (d. 1384) Thomas cromwell (d. 1540: cranmer (d. 1556) Major movement by john wycliffe, suppressed by henry v: preached similar things that luther had (followers called lollers~) The great civil wars had same effect on english church as on rest of nation. W/ coming of tudor dynasty, things changed a bit b/c henry vii was pious & tried restructuring the. By 16th-century: perception of english church was altered by recognition that it wasn"t high quality; it was failing in large number of its fundamental roles (true of english monasticism) Income of religious houses (monasteries & convents) was astounding (came from vast estates they owned) Church owned about 10% of all aerable land in england (people left estates b/c they thought they could bribe god) Serious attempts to reform english church, major ex.

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