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Topic Eleven: The Church Under Mary

a) How 'counter-productive' were the Marian burnings?

b) Was Mary's attempt to revive Catholicism in England ultimately bound to fail?


  • P Marshall, Reformation England 1480-1642 (2003), ch. 4

    J Loach, ‘Mary Tudor and the Re-Catholicisation of England’, History Today (Nov 1994) - useful guide to revisionist thinking.

    --------, ‘The Marian Establishment and the Printing Press’, English Historical Review (1986) (b) - compare with Martin, below.

    E Duffy, The Stripping of the Altars - ch 16, and in Marshall (ed), Impact of the English Reformation (b) - most important attempt to revise the religious history of the reign.

    -------, Fire of Faith: Catholic England Under Mary Tudor (2009) - essential

    ------- and D Loades (eds), The Church of Mary Tudor (2006) – all useful, but esp chs intro, 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11

    AG Dickens, The English Reformation, 2nd ed - ch 12 (a, b)

    -------------, ‘The Marian Reaction in the Diocese of York’ in Dickens, Reformation

    Studies & in St Anthony’s Hall Publications (pamphlets) 11 & 12 (1957) (a, b)

    DM Loades, The Reign of Mary Tudor, 2nd ed - chs 3, 8, 11 (a, b)

    ------------, Politics, Censorship and the English Reformation - articles on Marian bishops, Catholic Piety (also in Studies in Church History, subsidia, 1991) and Enforcement of Reaction (also in Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 1965) Latter important for (a).

    ----------, The Oxford Martyrs (2nd ed 1992) , esp. chs 8-9 (a)

    ----------, ‘The Spirituality of the Restored Catholic Church (1553-1558) in the Context of the Counter-Reformation’, in TM McCoog (ed), The Reckoned Expense (b)

    -------, The Religious Culture of Marian England (2010), esp chs 1, 5, 7

    S Brigden, London and the Reformation, ch 14 (a, b)

    JW Martin, ‘The Marian Regime’s Failure to Understand the Importance of Printing’ in Religious Radicals in Tudor England (b)

    G Alexander, ‘Bonner and the Marian Persecutions’, History (1975) and in Haigh, English Reformation Revised. (a)

    T. Freeman, ‘Dissenters from a dissenting Church: the Challenge of the Freewillers 1550-1558’, in Peter Marshall and Alec Ryrie (eds), The Beginnings of English Protestantism (2002) (a)

    RH Pogson, ‘Revival and Reform in Mary Tudor’s Church: a Question of Money’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History (1974) and in Haigh, English Reformation Revised. (b)

    ----------, ‘The Legacy of the Schism’ in J Loach & R Tittler, The Mid-Tudor Polity (b)

    ------------, ‘Reginald Pole and the priorities of Government in Mary Tudor’s Church’, Historical Journal (1975) (b)

    TM McCoog, ‘Ignatius Loyola and Reginald Pole: a Reconsideration’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History (1996) (b)

    E Russell, ‘Marian Oxford and the Counter-Reformation’, in C Barron and C Harper-Bill (eds) The Church in Pre-Reformation Society (b)

    C Haigh, English Reformations - chs 12-13 (a, b)

    A Pettegree, Marian Protestantism, esp. intro., ch 4, conc. (a)