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Popes and Britain: A History of Rule, Rupture and Reconciliation

Author: Fletcher, Stella
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 30/06/2017
ISBN: 9781784534936
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview Major new history of Britain's tubulent relationship with the Vatican
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When the British thought of themselves as a Protestant nation their natural enemy was the pope and they adapted their view of history accordingly. In contrast, Rome's perspective was always considerably wider and its view of Britain was almost invariably positive, especially in comparison to medieval emperors, who made and unmade popes, and post-medieval Frenchmen, who treated popes with contempt. As the twenty-first-century papacy looks ever more firmly beyond Europe, this new history examines political, diplomatic and cultural relations between the popes and Britain from their vague origins, through papal overlordship of England, the Reformation and the process of repairing that breach.

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