Conclusion: Perspectives

Norman Housley

in Religious Warfare in Europe 1400-1536

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199552283
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191716515 | DOI:
 Conclusion: Perspectives

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Europeans in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries were strongly attracted by the idea that they could become the agents of God's will on the battlefield. The Wars of Religion flowed quite naturally from this pattern of thought. This concluding chapter briefly explores this proposition with reference to the Catholic defence of Toulouse in 1567–8, English Protestant thinking in the 1620s and 1630s, and Pedro de Ribadeneyra's sermon to the soldiers embarking on the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Keywords: wars of religion; Toulouse; English Protestant divines; Spanish Armada; Pedro de Ribadeneyra

Chapter.  8573 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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