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dc.contributor.authorTong, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-08T00:30:40Z
dc.date.available2018-11-08T00:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/284742
dc.description.abstractThe Irish Reformation has traditionally been seen as an unmitigated failure. This is perhaps symptomatic of the historiographical trend to isolate the Irish Reformation from its English counterpart, and simultaneously to perceive the outcome of the Irish Reformation as a failure of English reformers to establish Protestantism at a popular level there as a foregone conclusion. On the other hand, Ireland has generally been ignored by English historians who take an Anglocentric view. Henry Jefferies has recently challenged these models by conceiving the sixteenth-century Irish Church as existing under the umbrella of the English Church. By following Jefferies’ lead, this essay seeks to understand the Irish Reformation from a contemporary English perspective, namely the autobiographical account given by John Bale in 'The Vocacyon of Johan Bale to the bishoprick of Ossorie in Irelande his persecusions in ye same & final delyueraunce' (1553). It will be argued that the appointment of English ministers to Irish bishoprics was consistent with efforts to expand the burgeoning Tudor ‘empire’ through extension of the English state’s religious policy.
dc.publisherStudies in Church History
dc.subjectIreland
dc.subjectReformation
dc.subjectJohn Bale
dc.subjectEdward VI
dc.titleAn English Bishop afloat in an Irish See: John Bale, Bishop of Ossory, 1552-1553
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage158
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameStudies in Church History
prism.startingPage144
prism.volume54
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.32114
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-01
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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