"It is a tribute to the worth of Dr. Haigh's positive evidence, as well as to his skill in debate, that on the whole the balance of probability seems usually to be on his side....It is significant that it is Dr. Haigh's view which has become the best known and has now provided what is likely to become the standard textbook."--Times Higher Education Supplement
"A significant work...An important study that professional historians will need to read."--istory: Reviews of New Books
"Readers of this book...will find the most convincing account yet available of how the majority of the English people received the Reformations of the sixteenth century."--Albion
"This book deserves high commendation as a grassroots religious history of England in the sixteenth century...Beyond being an exemplary presentation of history, the book has implications well worth the attention of readers whose interest in religion is not simply historical."--Journal of Religion
"[V]ery readable, forceful, and compelling."--The Thomist
About the Author
early modern England. For much of his career as a historian, he has tried to tackle the difficult problem of uncovering the religious beliefs and practices of ordinary people, and his latest book is the culmination of many years of work in local archives.