How widespread was the criticisms of the church in England in 1520s?

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Arguments on impacts of anticlericalism, John Colet's sermon, absenteeism, pluralism, simony, parish clergy and monasteries, and anticlerical outburst before 1920s and how widespread they were.

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How widespread was the criticisms of the church in England in 1520s?

Impact of anticlericalism
Anticlericalism ­ Hostility to the church and churchmen from non churchmen(laity).
Simple English: Normal people disliking the church and church members.
Was seen as a major criticism towards the church but not so much in…

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One example of one man, not enough to cause outburst.
Heresy ­ Rejecting the important Catholic ideas or doctrines

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