Throughout the sixteenth century, political and intellectual developments in Britain and The Netherlands were closely intertwined. At different times religious refugees from one or other country found a secure haven across the Channel, and a constant interchange of books, ideas and personnel underscored the affinity of lands which both made a painful progress towards Protestantism during the course of the century. This collection of ten new studies, all by specialists active in the field, explores the full ramifications of these links, from the first intellectual contacts inspired by the growth of Humanism to the planting of established Protestant churches. With contributions from specialists in art history, literary studies and history, the volume also underscores the vitality of new research in this field and points the way to several new departures in the field of Reformation and Renaissance studies.
Table of Contents
Contents: List of figures and maps; Notes on contributors; Abbreviations; Humanism and the Reformation in Britain and the Netherlands, Andrew Pettegree; The role of English humanists in the Reformation up to 1559, Richard Rex; From institutio to educatio: the origin of political education in Habsburg, The Netherlands, Karin Tilmans; The piety of Henry VIII, George Bernard; Dialogue, resistance and accommodation: conservative literary responses to the Henrician Reformation, Greg Walker; The exile literature of the early Reformation: 'Obedience to God and the King', Christopher J. Bradshaw; Religious propaganda in sixteenth-century Netherlandish prints and drawings, Ilja M. Veldman; Reformation, Counter-Reformation and literary propaganda in the Low Countries in the sixteenth century: the case of Brother Cornelis, Karel Bostoen; The dynamics of Reformed militancy in the Low Countries: the Wonderyear, Guido Marnef; Clan, kin and Kirk: the Campbells and the Scottish Reformation, Jane Dawson; The intellectual and cultural context of the Reformation in the Northern Netherlands, Wiebe Bergsma; Index.
'The ten studies collected together in this book are all of excellent quality'. Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique 'wide-ranging in scope and documentation, and methodologically careful and provocative, these essays should become required reading for cultural historians of Britain and the continent alike.' Sixteenth Century Journal