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The Vyne is broadcasting a reconstruction of a 16th-century Mass

Lucy Beckett’s conversion to Catholicism helped inspire her novel about the Reformation

The great Tudor Bible myth


To this day many believe that the Catholic Church refused to give people the Bible and religious instruction in English

It is unsustainable to believe that one nation has a special mission from God

The splintering of Protestantism is the best advert for a pope ever devised

Henry VIII, stinking sadist

The king would have been furious that Cardinal Nichols is to preside at Vespers in Hampton Court Palace next week

Fisher and More lived exemplary lives and were content to be martyred for the faith

Nancy Bileau’s novel doesn’t airbrush the venality and violence of Henry VIII’s court


If the English Reformation had never happened our cathedrals would blaze with colour, our monasteries would house the homeless and our nation would be less gloomy

The final episode of Wolf Hall was uncomfortable to watch