Eamon Duffy

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March 30, 2022
Thirty years is a long shelf life for any historical work, and perhaps especially so for a historical work self-consciously designed as a challenge to received opinion. For all its bulk, The Stripping of the Altars is a polemic, written to contest the account of the English Reformation canonised in a long interpretative tradition that
May 22, 2020
The Mirror and The Light, Hilary Mantel’s fictional take on Thomas Cromwell – now in the running for a third Man Booker Prize – is just the latest attempt to take the events of the English Reformation and turn them into fiction. In this edited extract from his forthcoming book, A People’s Tragedy: Studies in
November 01, 2011
An extract from Eamon Duffy's new book, Ten Popes Who Shook the World
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