Henry VIII's Revolt and Suppression of the Bishops

Conditions Prior to Henry VIII

{Henry S. Lucas, The Renaissance and the Reformation, NY: Harper & Bros., 1934, p.536}

{Hilaire Belloc, Characters of the Reformation, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1958, p.22}

{Belloc, ibid., pp.22-23}

{Ibid., pp.56,60}

{John Stoddard, Rebuilding a Lost Faith, NY: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1922, pp.130-131}

{Belloc, ibid., p.80}

{Henri Daniel-Rops, The Protestant Reformation, vol. 2, tr. Audrey Butler, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1961, p.254}

{Ibid., pp.241-242}

{Ibid., p.256}

{Philip Hughes, A Popular History of the Reformation, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1957, p.171}

One heroic bishop, however, did resist - St. John Fisher, the devout and upright bishop of Rochester, former chancellor of Cambridge University, friend of More and Erasmus,

{Cross, F.L. & E.A. Livingstone, eds., The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Oxford Univ. Press, 2nd ed., 1983, p.515}

For his integrity and loyalty to his faith he was beheaded on June 22, 1535.

The Political and Non-Popular Basis of the English Revolt

{Hughes, ibid., pp.165,196}

{Belloc, ibid., p.12}

{Daniel-Rops, ibid., pp.242-243}

{Paul Johnson, A History of the English People, NY: Harper & Row, rev. ed., 1985, p.156}

{Joel Hurstfield, The Reformation Crisis, NY: Harper & Row, 1965, pp.80-81}

{Stoddard, ibid., pp.134-136}

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