Publisher description for Suffolk and the Tudors : politics and religion in an English county, 1500-1600 / Diarmaid MacCulloch.


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Suffolk was one of the most interesting counties in 16th-century England. The scene of the only two successful rebellions in Tudor England, Suffolk also underwent an incredible turnaround from being a haven of Catholic worship in 1500 to becoming one of the strongholds of radical Protestantism
less than a century later. That same period saw the shocking ousting of its Duke in 1538, an influential landowner in the county and close confidant of Henry VIII. By investigating the historical background to such dramatic developments, this book throws new light on the relationship between the
counties and the central government and on the changing political and religious views at the time of the English Reformation.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Suffolk (England) -- History.
Suffolk (England) -- Church history.
Reformation -- England -- Suffolk.
Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603 -- Case studies.