Henry VIII's Conservative Scholar
Bishop John Stokesley and the Divorce, Royal Supremacy and Doctrinal Reform
©1998 Monographs 204 Pages
Through a careful reexamination of manuscripts, archival materials, primary documents and other secondary sources, this book traces the central importance of one of Henry VIII's lesser known advisors. Bishop John Stokesley was deeply involved in the King's matrimonial controversies, in the development of royal supremacy theory, in both doctrinal and clerical reform and proved himself a conscientious pastoral shepherd. The result of this research draws attention away from the major figures of the Henrician period forcing the reader to consider the key events of the reign from a new perspective: that of an important conservative scholar and Bishop.
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- 2012 (August)
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- Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., New York, Paris, Wien, 1997. 204 pp.