Henry Viii's Bishops
In this comprehensive work, which follows the lives of the sixty-nine bishops who served under Henry VIII, Dr Chibi not only asks why the Henrician bishops have acquired such a poor historical reputation, but also examines the deep impact which...
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In this comprehensive work, which follows the lives of the sixty-nine bishops who served under Henry VIII, Dr Chibi not only asks why the Henrician bishops have acquired such a poor historical reputation, but also examines the deep impact which these men exerted upon the monarch's reign. Henry VIII's bishops were both a diverse and interesting group of individuals who had a profound influence on both king and country in the early modern period. They came from all social rankings, were highly educated and had become bishops through talent and ambition, and yet their historical reputation remains unflattering. This study, set within the dual context of court and diocese, breaks new ground in presenting the Henricians as a microcosm of wider society and as the fulfilment of that period's expectations of a bishop. The book is both an extensive examination of the careers, lives and thinking of an elite ecclesiastical force and a comprehensive review of the background to the early English R
- Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Who Were Henry Viii's Bishops?; The Legacy Of Henry Vii, C.1490-1515; The King's Good Servants; God's Servants In The Country; The Wolsey Era, C.1512-1530; The Problem Of Testamentary Jurisdiction; Repercussions Of The Hunne Case; The Changing Role Of The Bishops; Much Needed Clerical Reform; The Anti-heresy Campaigns Of The 1520s; The End Of The Wolsey Era; The End Of The Medieval Chuch, C.1527-1534; The King's 'great Matter' And The Rise Of Bishop-theologian; Further Matrimonial Problems; The King's Authority Recognised; Impact Of Diocesan Matters; The King's Church, C.1534-1547; Removing The Impediment Of Papal Authority; The Affirmation Of Royal Spiritual Power; The Abandonment Of Conciliarism; The Meaning Of Royal Supremacy; The Role Of Bishops' In The King's Church; The Metropolitan Visitation Of 1534; The Royal Visitation Of 1534; The Royal Visitation Of 1535; Specific Reformation Issues; The Problems Of Spiritual Disunity; Flirtations With Lutheranism; The Ten Articles 1536; The Bishops' Book 1537; The Thirteen Articles 1538; The Act Of Six Articles 1539; The Final Years Of The Reign; The Seventeen Questions 1540; The King's Book 1543; The Last Few Episcopal Appointments; Henry Viii's Bishops; Tables; Appendix; Biographical Information; List Of Works Cited; Index.