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Reginald Pole (1500–1558)

David C. Steinmetz

in Reformers in the Wings

Second edition

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130485
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869008 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130480.003.0006
 Reginald Pole (1500–1558)

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Reginald Pole was a cousin of Henry VIII of England, papal legate to the Council of Trent, and the last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Mary Tudor. He supported the General of the Augustinian Order, Girolamo Seripando, in his advocacy of the doctrine of double justification. Although he had identified with reform currents in the Catholic Church and argued for milder policies aimed at eventual reconciliation with Protestants, he was archbishop during Mary's severe persecution of English Protestants and immortalized by John Foxe in his famous martyrology.

Keywords: Council of Trent; double justification; Foxe; Martyrology; Pole; Seripando

Chapter.  4504 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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