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Henry VIII's Conservative Scholar

Bishop John Stokesley and the Divorce, Royal Supremacy and Doctrinal Reform

Andrew A. Chibi

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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Abbreviations BL CSP CSPM CSPS CSPV C.U.P. Cam.SP Collectanea cw CWE Divorce Tracts E.E.T.S. Emden EHD EHR Foxe Hall H[arleian] S.P. H.U.P. JBS LP u Mac ray M.U.P. NPNF OUL O.U.P. PG PL Pocock PRO.REQ. PRO. SP R.H.S. Rymer British Library Calender of State Papers Calendar of State Papers- Milan Calendar of State Papers- Spain Calendar of State Papers- Venice Cambridge University Press Camden Society Publications Collectanea satis copiosa Complete Works ofThomas More (Yale Edition) Complete Works of Erasmus (Toronto Edition) The Divorce Tracts of Henry VIII Early English Text Society Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to I 500 English Historical Documents English Historical Review Acts and Monuments The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Families of Lancastre & York Harleian Society Publications Harvard University Press Journal of British Studies Letters of Papers of the Reign of Henry VIII Lords' Journal A Register of the Members of Mary Magdalen College, Oxford, from the Foundation of the College Manchester University Press Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers Oxford University Library Oxford University Press Migne's Patrologia Graeca Migne's Patrologia Latina Records of the Reformation Public Record Office - Court of Requests Public Record Office- State Papers Royal Historical Society Foedera 21 S.P.C.K. TRP U.C.P. U.P.A. U.P.P. VE VHC Wilkins 22 Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge Tudor Royal Proclamations University of California Press University Press Association University of Pennsylvania Press Valor Ecclesiasticus Victoria History of the Counties Concilia

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