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21 Facts About English Reformation
Ideologically, the groundwork for the English Reformation was laid by Renaissance humanists who believed that the Scriptures were the only source of Christian faith and criticized religious practices which they considered superstitious.
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The English Reformation began as more of a political affair than a theological dispute.
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English Reformation is generally considered to have concluded during the reign of Elizabeth I, but scholars speak of a "Long Reformation" stretching into the 17th and 18th centuries.
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English Reformation was a woman of "charm, style and wit, with will and savagery which made her a match for Henry".
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English Reformation was cultured and is the disputed author of several songs and poems.
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English Reformation had not produced a male heir who survived longer than two months, and Henry wanted a son to secure the Tudor dynasty.
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For centuries, kings had attempted to reduce the church's power, and the English Reformation was a continuation of this power struggle.
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English Reformation Parliament sat from 1529 to 1536 and brought together those who wanted reform but who disagreed what form it should take.
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English Reformation authored and presented to the Commons the Supplication Against the Ordinaries, which was a list of grievances against the church, including abuses of power and Convocation's independent legislative authority.
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English Reformation restored six religious houses with her own money, notably Westminster Abbey for the Benedictines and Syon Abbey for the Bridgettines.
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Recruitment to the English Reformation clergy began to rise after almost a decade of declining ordinations.
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From 1557, the Pope refused to confirm English Reformation bishops, leading to vacancies and hurting the Marian religious program.
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Religious forces unleashed by the English Reformation ultimately destroyed the possibility of religious uniformity.
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Historiography of the English Reformation has seen vigorous clashes among dedicated protagonists and scholars for five centuries.
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