Church and Society in 16th century England

Michael Tunnicliffe

The Reformation in England took a very strange path.

The dynastic requirements of Henry VIII rather than any theological imperative drove the initial break with Rome.

The subsequent policies of his three children by three different marriages made for a turbulent century in both Church and State.

This course examines the twists and turns of religion in England from 1485-1603

Recommended reading        

  • Diarmid MacCollough 2016 All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation Allan Lane
  • Susan Brigden 2001 New Worlds Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors 1485-1603, Penguin
  • Eamon Duffy 2005 (2nd ed.) The Stripping of the Altars Yale Univ. Press
  • Eamon Duffy 2017 Reformation Divided, Bloomsbury Continuum
  • John Guy 2000 Tudor England Oxford Univ. Press
  • Christopher Haigh (ed) 2008 The English Reformation Revised, Cambridge Univ. Press


DayTuesdays     Time: 13.00-15.00

10 weeks starting 9 January to 20th March, 2018 with a spring break.

Birch Community Centre,
Brighton Grove,
M14 5JT

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£80 8 20

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with cheque payment to:
Michael Tunnicliffe 5 St George’s Way, Northwich, CW9 8XG, 01606 42116