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The Age of Reformation: The Tudor and Stewart Realms 1485-1603

The Age of Reformation: The Tudor and Stewart Realms 1485-1603

2nd Edition

Alec Ryrie
January 19, 2017

The Age of Reformation charts how religion, politics and social change were always intimately interlinked in the sixteenth century, from the murderous politics of the Tudor court to the building and fragmentation of new religious and social identities in the parishes. In this book, Alec Ryrie...

Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066

Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066

1st Edition

A E Redgate
February 25, 2014

Using a comparative and broad perspective, Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 800-1066 draws on archaeology, art history, material culture, texts from charms to chronicles, from royal law-codes to sermons to poems, and other evidence to demonstrate the centrality of Christianity and the...

Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 1066-1272

Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 1066-1272

1st Edition

Henry Mayr-Harting
May 12, 2011

The period from 1066 to 1272, from the Norman Conquest to the death of Henry III, was one of enormous political change in England and of innovation in the Church as a whole. Religion, Politics and Society 1066-1272 charts the many ways in which a constantly changing religious culture impacted on a...

Providence and Empire: Religion, Politics and Society in the United Kingdom, 1815-1914

Providence and Empire: Religion, Politics and Society in the United Kingdom, 1815-1914

1st Edition

Stewart Brown
January 21, 2008

The 19th century was, to a large extent, the ‘British century’. Great Britain was the great world power and its institutions, beliefs and values had an immense impact on the world far beyond its formal empire.  Providence and Empire argues that knowledge of the religious thought of the...

Eighteenth Century Britain: Religion and Politics 1714-1815

Eighteenth Century Britain: Religion and Politics 1714-1815

1st Edition

Nigel Yates
October 25, 2007

The church of the eighteenth century was still reeling in the wake of the huge religious upheavals of the two previous centuries. Though this was a comparatively quiet period, this book shows that for the whole period, religion was a major factor in the lives of virtually everybody living in...

The Conversion of Britain: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 600-800

The Conversion of Britain: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 600-800

1st Edition

Barbara Yorke
June 29, 2006

The Britain of 600-800 AD was populated by four distinct peoples; the British, Picts, Irish and Anglo-Saxons. They spoke 3 different languages, Gaelic, Brittonic and Old English, and lived in a diverse cultural environment. In 600 the British and the Irish were already Christians. In contrast the...

The Post-Reformation: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 1603-1714

The Post-Reformation: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 1603-1714

1st Edition

John Spurr
June 22, 2006

The 17th century was a dynamic period characterized by huge political and social changes, including the Civil War, the execution of Charles I, the Commonwealth and the Restoration. The Britain of 1714 was recognizably more modern than it was in 1603. At the heart of these changes was religion and...

Religion and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain

Religion and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain

1st Edition

Callum G. Brown
June 22, 2006

During the twentieth century, Britain turned from one of the most deeply religious nations of the world into one of the most secularised nations. This book provides a comprehensive account of religion in British society and culture between 1900 and 2000. It traces how Christian Puritanism and...

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