Contents: Introduction: The personal religion of Mary I, David Loades. Part I The Process: The Marian episcopate, David Loades; The English universities, 1553-58, Claire Cross; Westminster Abbey restored, C.S. Knighton; The clergy, the church courts and the Marian restoration in Norwich, Ralph Houlbrooke. Part II Cardinal Pole: The success of Cardinal Pole's final legation, Thomas F. Mayer; Cardinal Pole preaching: St Andrew's Day 1557, Eamon Duffy; Spanish religious influence in Marian England, John Edwards. Part III The Culture: The Marian restoration and the mass, Lucy Wooding; The theology and spirituality of a Marian bishop: the pastoral and polemical sermons of Thomas Watson, William Wizeman, SJ; Marking the days: Henry Machyn's manuscript and the mid-Tudor era, Gary G. Gibbs; The persecution in Kent, Patrick Collinson. Index.
Eamon Duffy is President of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Professor of the History of the Christian Religion at the University of Cambridge. David Loades is Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales, Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sheffield and Director of the British Academy John Foxe Project. David Loades, Claire Cross, C.S. Knighton, Ralph Houlbrooke, Thomas F. Mayer, Eamon Duffy, John Edwards, Lucy Wooding, William Wizeman, Gary G. Gibbs, Patrick Collinson.
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