The conventional interpretation of English Reformation used to present it as a swift and straightforward process, leading in a few decades to an inevitable conclusion: the defeat of the “Catholic superstition” and the victory of Protestantism, ultimately sanctioned by the legislation of 1559. A revisionist stream, born in the 1980s, dismantled this traditional view: many scholars nowadays consider English Reformation as a slow and tortuous process, characterized by opposition and resistance of the faithful, especially in rural areas, to the diffusion of Protestant precepts.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] "For increase of virtue in Christ's religion". Historiography notes on the Protestant reform in England|
|Title of host publication||Rivoluzione, riforma, transizione. Atti della Summer school 2017|
|Editors||Alberto Barzanò, Cinzia Bearzot|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Reformation, England
- Riforma protestante, Inghilterra