a) What problems confront the historian in attempting to ascertain the strength of popular Protestantism in Edward's reign?
b) ‘The Edwardian reformers disagreed over means, but not over ends.’ Discuss.
- D MacCulloch, The Later Reformation in England, chs 1-2 - short intro.
- -----------------, Tudor Church Militant: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation (1999) – the most important recent work on these topics
- ---------------, Thomas Cranmer: A Life (1996) - esp. chs 9-12. Definitive treatment of a central figure.
- P Marshall, Reformation England 1480-1642 (2003), ch.3
A Ryrie, The Age of Reformation (2009), ch 6
- J. Loach, Edward VI (1999), esp. chs 5, 10, 11 (b)
- E Duffy, The Stripping of the Altars, ch 15 (a)
- P Ayris & D Selwyn (eds.), Thomas Cranmer: Churchman and Scholar (1993), articles by Loades, Duffy, Hall (b)
- C Litzenberger, ‘Local Responses to Changes in Religious Policy Based on the Evidence from Gloucestershire Wills’, Continuity and Change, (1993) (a)
- Alec Ryrie, ‘Counting Sheep, counting shepherds: the problem of allegiance in the English Reformation’, in Peter Marshall and Alec Ryrie (eds), The Beginnings of English Protestantism (2002) (a)
- AG Dickens, 'The Early Expansion of Protestantism in England 1520-1558', Archiv fur Reformationsgeschichte (1987) and in Dickens, Late Monasticism and the Reformation. Also in Marshall (ed) Impact of the English Reformation (a)
- ----------, The English Reformation, 2nd ed - ch 13 gives abbreviated version of above article.
- ----------, The English Reformation, 2nd ed, chs 10, 11 (b)
- ML Bush, The Government Policy of Protector Somerset, ch 5 (b)
- S Brigden, London and the Reformation, ch 10 (a), 11 (b)
- C Haigh, English Reformations, ch 11 (a)
- DM Palliser, 'Popular reactions to the Reformation during the years of uncertainty', in F Heal and R O'Day eds Church and Society in England; also in C Haigh ed, The English Reformation Revised (a)
- C Davies, ‘Edwardian Protestant Concepts of the Church’, in P Lake and M Dowling (eds), Protestantism and the National Church (b)
- ---------, A Religion of the Word: The Defence of the Reformation in the Reign of Edward VI (2002), esp. intro, chs 3-5 (b)
- S. Alford, Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI, esp chs 1, 4