When the Roman Catholic Church lost its ability to hold European Christendom together in the 1520s, a variety of reforming movements strove for supremacy with the Papacy and frequently with each other. We tell the story of Luther, Calvin and many others, of the Catholic Church’s attempts to reform itself from the inside and of the radical Protestant fringe exemplified by German Anabaptists and English Puritans. A story of faith, but of much more – many of the political and social consequences are apparent to this day.
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Course Dates 2017 – 2018
Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm John Stevens
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- 8 sessions from 25 April £98 / £60 HS5C
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Tutor – John Stevens
A lawyer by profession until my retirement in 2013, I have a lifelong interest in history and an enthusiasm to communicate and share this interest by both the spoken and written word.
My interests are wide and include in particular the Stuart era in Britain and nineteenth century English and European political history.
I have also published work, and lectured on, aspects of Bristol history in the period 1800-1850.
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