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By John Edwards

This clean exploration of the lifestyles, paintings and writing of Archbishop Pole, focuses relatively on Pole's ultimate years (1556-58) as Archbishop of Canterbury. absolutely integrating Pole's English and Continental ecu stories, John Edwards locations those of their old context and signposts classes for modern matters and concerns.Stressing the occasions and personality of Pole's 'English' lifestyles, as much as his exile within the 1530s, in addition to in his ultimate years in England (1554-58), this ebook explores his shut courting, either genealogical and emotional, with Henry VIII and Mary I. Portraying Pole as a very important determine within the Catholic-Protestant department, which nonetheless impacts Britain this day, this booklet information the 1st, and to this point final, try to fix Roman Catholicism because the 'national faith' of britain and Wales via telling the life-story of the hinge determine in forging English spiritual and political id for a number of centuries. the ultimate component of this booklet attracts jointly very important and illuminating resource fabric written by means of Pole in the course of his years as Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Now, the French king, with whom they had had such fractious relations in recent years, was supporting the propositions on which they had previously voted, and the emperor, now fully aware of the danger which faced his aunt, Catherine, was equally strongly against them. There may have been a military truce in place at this time, between France and the Habsburgs, but that certainly did not preclude a theological battle in faculty, over the interpretation of divine and natural law in Henry and Catherine’s case.

Meanwhile, once he reached Orvieto, Clement felt more secure, and able to adopt an independent line. He decided that Henry’s documents, which had been brought to him by Knight, would have to be perused by one of his own experts, Lorenzo Pucci, cardinal of Sancti Quattuor Coronati. 42 Henry’s cause was clearly stalled. It had always been inevitable that English concerns, in this as in all other matters, would become entangled with Continental politics. The very existence of the papacy had been threatened by the sack of May 1527, and its future largely depended on the attitude of the Emperor Charles V.

182. 20 In the Paduan circle which included Leonico, the Plantagenet Reginald also came into contact with Italian republican ideas, both from Venice and from Florence. The Venetian oligarchy, with its elected duke (doge), governed Padua, while the city also provided a home for Florentine republican refugees from the Medici dukes of their home state, who were satellites of Habsburg power in the peninsula. 21 It would not in future be possible for Pole to regard monarchy as the only possible form of government, but even more important for his future development were the Platonic ideas which Leonico and others espoused, particularly in relation to religion and theology.

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