Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England (HIH2218B)

30 credits


It has been said that the Reformation had a profound effect on England, because religion was intricately interwoven with every aspect of sixteenth-century society. But what precisely does this mean? What kind of Protestant nation was England by 1603? Are we sure that the Reformation was a success? In this module you will seek to answer these questions by evaluating the social and cultural impact of religious change on early modern women and men. An interdisciplinary approach is encouraged through engagement with literary and visual primary sources. You will be introduced to a wide range of primary material to encourage you to think about how theological ideas shaped the political, communal and artistic landscapes of contemporaries. No prior knowledge of the subject is necessary.