For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you,…
Erasmus called it a comedy and Henry VIII called it a crime (as if he should talk!)
His attempts to steer a middle course invited the sack of Rome in 1527.
England’s Reformation, inaugurated by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James I, was largely political. The genuine reformers, the Puritans and Separatists, were oppressed. But then, so were the Roman Catholics. […]