Flashcards in Edward VI: Religion under Northumberland Deck (5)
What were Northumberland’s aims regarding religion
- Wished to continue the protestant reforms initiated by Somerset.
- Sought to plunder more wealth
What was an enabling factor in pushing for more radical protestantism
The wider political context, Northumberland was a religious man however the clergy became more radical
Reasons for a more radical approach
- Cranmer was moving in a more radical direction. This is emphasised in the 1552 Book of Common Prayer
- Senior clergy were becoming more radical. e.g. John Hooper
- Prominent continental reformers such as Peter Martyr moved to England and gained influence
- Reflection of the increasing influence of King Edward. Edward took his position as King of the Church seriously - shown by his mission to destroy idolatry.
Act of Uniformity
- Publication of a changed Book of Common Prayer.
Church music restricted = maintain simplicity
Rewrite of Baptisms and Burial services = Simplicity
Cranmer wanted to move religion in a more simplistic direction
Impact of Religious Change
Protestantism was confirmed by the 42 Articles of Religion in 1552.
This confirmed the reform of the King
By 1547, 20% were protestant.
1553 there was a decline in Church attendance. Much of the church plate was melted down for builloin.