The English Reformation

Religious change gained momentum with a series of parliamentary statutes under the boy-king Edward VI. By now Cranmer, with support from the king and others, favoured more radical reform on continental lines.

The frontispiece of the 1552 Book of Common Prayer


The chantries were abolished.


De la Warr Chantry, Boxgrove Priory

Iconoclasm was licensed.

The destruction of images: a mutilated cloister boss, Norwich Cathedral

The destruction of images: The defaced rood screen of Beeston-next-Milehan, Norfolk
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