By M. Anne Overell
This is often the 1st full-scale learn of interactions among Italy's non secular reform and English reformations, that have been notoriously at risk of decide up different people's principles and run. The ebook is of primary significance for these whose paintings comprises revisionist subject matters of ambiguity, opportunism and interdependence in 16th century non secular change.Anne Overell adopts an inclusive method, maintaining in the team of Italian reformers these spirituali who left the church and people who remained inside of it, and exploring dedication to reform, even if 'humanist', 'protestant' or 'catholic'. In 1547, while the internationalist Archbishop Thomas Cranmer invited foreigners to foster a bolder reformation, the Italians Peter Martyr Vermigli and Bernardino Ochino have been the 1st to reach in England. The generosity with which they have been obtained brought on remark in every single place Europe: good-looking trip costs, prestigious jobs, congregations which incorporated the good and the good.This was once an access con brio, however the e-book additionally casts new mild on our knowing of Marian reformation, led by way of Cardinal Reginald Pole, English by means of start yet as soon as favourite between Italy's spirituali. while Pole arrived to take his local state again to papal allegiance, he introduced with him like-minded males and Italian reform endured to be woven into English historical past. because the tables became back on the accession of Elizabeth I, there has been additional clamour to 'bring again Italians'. but Elizabethans had grown wary and the book's later chapters examine the explanations why, delivering students a brand new point of view on tensions among nationwide and overseas reformations. Exploring a nexus of contacts in England and in Italy, Anne Overell provides an exciting connection, sealed via the sufferings of exile and regularly tempered by way of political constraints. right here, for the 1st time, Italian reform is proven as a permanent a part of the decide on Nation's literature and delusion.
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M. Ghisalberti (Rome, 1960– ) ( hereafter cited as DBI), ‘Cosimo Gheri’. Stephen Dowd rightly questions the use of the terms ‘group or party’ for these reformers in the 1530s, Reform before the Reformation, pp. 210–14. 1585 26 on St Paul’s writings, especially the reformers’ favourite book of Scripture, the Epistle to the Romans. 50 If Morison knew Gheri even half as ‘wonderful well’ as he claimed, then he knew Gheri’s reformer-friends. Italian reform had touched the career of Richard Morison. 51 By 1536, Harvel had been in Italy for some twelve years and was a man of several parts, merchant, messenger, agent and humanist.
In the late ﬁfteenth and early sixteenth century, Padua’s English students included Thomas Linacre, William Latimer and Cuthbert Tunstall. 17 Edmund Harvel, merchant and humanist, had arrived by 1524, when he was acting as agent for the Paduan philosopher Niccolò Leonico Tomeo. 19 During two periods of residence, he spent in all some twenty-six years in Italy. His correspondence proves the importance of his friendships and the difﬁculty of understanding this most Italianate of Englishmen. In the eyes of Italian contemporaries, Henry VIII’s cousin was no ordinary visiting student; Pole was of royal blood; the philosopher Niccolò Leonico Tomeo, became his friend and tutor; Padua’s star humanist, the poet Pietro Bembo, was Pole’s ‘great admirer’ and would later provide an important connection with the SCJ, 6 (1975), 67–93 (p.
230–31. Zeeveld called the decision ‘fateful’, Foundations, p. 226; Merriman, Life and Letters of Cromwell, vol. 1, pp. F. Mayer, ‘A Diet for Henry VIII: the Failure of Reginald Pole’s Legation’, JBS, 26 (1987) 305–31 (pp. 305–6), CPEC VII. F. Mayer, ‘A Diet for Henry VIII’, pp. 310–314; Overell, ‘English Friendship’, pp. F. Dunn, ‘The development of the text of Pole’s De Unitate Ecclesiae’, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 70 (1976), 455–68; Morison to Pole, no date, but , CRP 116; Mayer, Starkey, pp.