The Reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the sixteenth century was one of the most highly-charged, bloody and transformative periods in their history, and has remained one of the most contested. In this dazzling book, Diarmaid MacCulloch explores a turbulent and endlessly fascinating era.
‘A masterly take on the Reformation … absorbing and compelling, full of insights’ Linda Hogan, Irish Times
‘One of our very best public historians … as this collection triumphantly confirms, MacCulloch writes authoritatively and engagingly on a remarkably diverse range of topics in the history of Christian culture’ Peter Marshall, Literary Review
‘Written with elegance and sometimes donnish wit … he wears his learning lightly’ Robert Tombs, The Times
‘Dazzling … prodigiously learned … MacCulloch has a gift for explaining complicated things simply’ Jack Scarisbrick, Catholic Herald