49. Reginald Pole. Reformatio Angliae (1562)

4° ; 27, [1] leaves; 215 x 154mm.

Pole, who had devoted so much of his time in exile to the Catholic reform movement, did not forget this main concern of his life when he returned to England. With Mary on the throne, the Roman church was again the official church in England. Pole, now archbishop, did not simply want to return the church in England to its state before Henry's divorce, but strove for a genuine renewal springing from the spirit of reform which he had helped to arouse in the church at Rome. The Reformatio Angliae outlines Pole's plans and stems from a national synod he convoked after his return to England.

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