From Catholic Devotion to Puritan Piety; Responses to the Reformation in the Avon Area, 1530 - 1603

In 1530, England was an orthodox Catholic country whose King had been proclaimed Defender of the Faith by the Pope. By 1603, it was a fiercely Protestant country, where Catholics were forbidden to worship and the Queen was subject to a papal fatwa.

In this book, Dr Bettey traces the various responses of the people in the Avon region as they withstood or ran ahead of the bewildering shifts in official religion, ending with a summary of the factors which brought about this monumental transformation.

About the Author

Dr Joseph Bettey was formerly Reader in Local History at the University of Bristol. He is the author of numerous books and articles on various aspects of the history of Bristol and the West Country.  Recent publications include Wiltshire Farming in the Seventeenth Century (2005), Archive & Local History in Bristol & Gloucestershire (2007) and Records of Bristol Cathedral (2007). His titles in this ALHA series are The Medieval Friaries, Hospitals and Chapelries of BristolFrom Catholic Devotion to Puritan Piety; Responses to the Reformation in the Avon Area 1530 – 1603,  Morning Stars of the Reformation: Early Religious Reformers in the Bristol Region and St James’s Fair, Bristol, 1137 – 1837.

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