September the 19th may have represented Wolsey’s last chance of political survival
Otto and Luke follow up the episode 224 with their own perspective on the Reformation. It’s a father and son bonding session, ‘hey son let’s have a great time and shootRead More
The king’s Great Matter as it was to be called, outraged and divided Christendom, and has been dividing us ever since. What motivated it? Who was responsible? The debate startsRead More
John Fisher was a man of courage and integrity who openly defied Henry VIII
We are going to start with a man whose name you will have already heard in the background, Bishop John Fisher. He is usually and very understandably paired with ThomasRead More
In 1520 the Pope threatened an obscure Augustinian monk with excommunication. Why ? What happened next? And how did the English react?
The sermon of the great English humanist John Colet in 1512 is as good a summary as any of the ills that the leaders of English society perceived in the English clergy.