Why the monasteries were dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII

The monasteries were dissolved in 1536, during the reign of Henry VIII, solely for financial reasons, however, it could be argued that there are many religious and personal reasons behind why it happened. Many historians argue that is it wasn't for Henry's financial problems circa 1536 he would never have considered it. Henry was facing … Continue reading Why the monasteries were dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII

To what extent were the religious developments put in place during the reign of Mary I significant, in light of those of the rest of the Tudor period?

To a certain extent, Mary I's religious changes were significant in that she managed to alter the country in the five years that she held the crown. She did not aspire to satisfy anyone, but, dedicatedly aimed to revert England to Catholicism in order to honour her mother and follow her true faith. Mary's changes … Continue reading To what extent were the religious developments put in place during the reign of Mary I significant, in light of those of the rest of the Tudor period?

Religious Wars

This is an interesting take I found on the causes of religious wars. Obviously it lacks any real knowledge of the causation and development of any past religious wars or of the actual differences between religions, but it poses an interesting thought on society's perception of such.

Explain the importance of religion as a voting factor in the USA (Short essay)

The USA is unusual (in comparison with Britain) in that religious identity has strongly influenced voting behaviour. Religion has an important impact in how the voter looks at specific issues, such as abortion, homosexuality, the environment, and economics. The voter then uses his or her response to these issues as a guideline to help determine … Continue reading Explain the importance of religion as a voting factor in the USA (Short essay)