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A People's Tragedy


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Eamon Duffy returns to the themes of his hugely successful and career-defining book The Stripping of the Altars in this collection of essays on medieval religious life around the time of the Reformation

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Professor Eamon Duffy is Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Magdalene College. He is the author of The Stripping of the Altars, Reformation Divided and Royal Books and Holy Bones and appears regularly on radio and television as an authority on religion and the Reformation in England.


Erudite, readable and acerbic ... [a] historian who, almost 40 years after publishing his first book, is still at the very top of his game. * The Tablet *
This very readable collection poses some profound questions about the use of the past and the relation between meticulous scholarship and our understanding of the episodes that have contributed so profoundly to the way in which we view the world in our own day. * Rt Revd Lord Chartres, former Bishop of London (Church Times) *

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