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Brief and factual though inevitably limited
on 18 February 2016
This works as a 'potted history' of the Reformation (or Reformations, plural, as scholars now tend to use) but it is, inevitably, limited. It's good at the start and on the theological differences that emerge but then seems to drift off as it skims through the various Protestant movements and their own in-fighting.
I was surprised that there's less on English Protestantism than I expected, and it doesn't really comment on vernacular bibles or the King James Version since one of the tenets of reformed religion was that the 'word of God' should be available directly and individually rather than being mediated via the Catholic church and church officers.
This works as a very brief introductory overview to a protracted and complex period of European history.