1st Edition

Reforming Catholicism in the England of Mary Tudor
The Achievement of Friar Bartolomé Carranza

ISBN 9780754652366
Published March 28, 2005 by Routledge
255 Pages

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Book Description

In the history of the attempted restoration of Roman Catholicism in the England of Mary Tudor, the contribution of her husband Philip and his Spanish entourage has been largely ignored. This book highlights one of the most prominent of Philip's religious advisers, the friar Bartolomé Carranza. A leading Dominican, Carranza served the emperor Charles V, whom he represented at the earlier sessions of the Council of Trent, and then Philip II of Spain, who brought him to England. Even before Mary's death, Fray Bartolomé left for the Low Countries, and then returned to Spain, where, as archbishop of Toledo, he was arrested for 'heresy' by the Spanish Inquisition. His trial, first in Spain and then in Rome, lasted from 1559 until shortly before his death, partially rehabilitated, in Rome in 1576. The book contains papers on the activity and intellectual character of the English Church under Mary, on Carranza's eventful life, particularly his activity in England, and on his often close collaboration with his friend Cardinal Reginald Pole, set in the wider context of sixteenth-century Catholicism. Attention is also drawn both to Carranza's perhaps surprising subsequent fame and influence in the Spanish Church, and to the common ground which, despite obvious differences and subsequent divisions, did indeed exist between reformers in Spain and England.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Fray Bartolomé Carranza de Miranda: a biographical outline; Introduction: Carranza in England, John Edwards; Fray Bartolomé Carranza: a Spanish Dominican in the England of Mary Tudor, José Ignacio Tellechea Idígoras (translated by Ronald Truman); The English Church during the reign of Mary, David Loades; The Marian Restoration and the language of Catholic Reform, Lucy Wooding; Cardinal Pole's concept of Reformatio: the Reformatio Angliae and Bartolomé Carranza, Thomas F. Mayer; Pole, Carranza, and the pulpit, Dermot Fenlon; Carranza and Catharinus in the controversy over the bishops' obligation of residence, 1546-52, Patrick Preston; The Pope, the saints, and the dead: uniformity of doctrine in Carranza's Catechismo and the printed workds of the Marian Theologians, William Wizeman SJ; Corpus Christi at Kingston upon Thames: Bartolomé Carranza and the Eucharist in Marian England, John Edwards; Carranza and the English universities, Andrew Hegarty; The ghostly after-life of Bartolomé Carranza, Anthony Wright; Pedro Salazar de Mendoza and the first biography of Carranza, Ronald Truman; Bibliography; Index.

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John Edwards is Research Fellow in Spanish at the Queen's College, University of Oxford, UK. Ronald Truman is Emeritus Fellow in Spanish at Christ Church College, University of Oxford, UK.


'This work is highly significant because the material Professor Tellechea pieced together from the archives was previously unknown to English historians.' Church History