The State of England 1509

1509, the year should be shown as a turning point in the history of the west. Stephanie A. Mann in her blog Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation writes about the King before Henry VIII, his father Henry VII...

"...the minds of the early Tudor age found security in two pillars of strength. The one was the common law of the land, tangible, acknowledged by all, and applied by experts taken from their midst. The other was the command of the sovereign, drawing its strength from his claim of obedience in conscience..." more...


Other persons who have impacted the west and the faith in 1509, Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon, and are crowned. John Calvin, is born, and Erasmus writes "In Praise of More" which has come to be seen as a catylist for reformation though Erasmus was a life long and ardent Catholic.

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