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A brilliant and necessary book,
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This review is from: The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England,1400-1580 (Paperback)
I read this when it first came out and bought it again recently for a present. It should be required reading for anyone interested in the history of the Reformation, challenging the old Whiggish assumptions about popular attitudes to the religious changes and to the means employed by the authorities to enforce them. Duffy backs up his thesis with rigorously researched documentation. Engagingly written and an enthralling, often tragic, story.