Friday, 21 September 2012

Reformation Monarchy

Our work experience student, Matthias Hans, produced three mini articles on the reigns of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I.  Please click on the links below to view the PDFs.

The images of monarchs are taken from a copy of Gilbert Burnet’s three-volume History of the Reformation published between 1679 and 1714.  Burnet was a renowned Protestant theologian who went on to become Bishop of Salisbury.  His History was conceived as a refutation of the work of Catholic writer, Nicholas Sanders.  Burnet was exiled during the reign of James II, who was a Catholic, but returned to England after the ‘Glorious Revolution’.  He preached at the Coronation of William and Mary in 1689.

Henry VIII.  Click here to read more about Henry.

Mary I.  Click here to read more about Mary.

Elizabeth I.  Click here to read more about Elizabeth.