Key figures

Barton etc

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John Fisher

  • May 1535 cardinal
  • More of a threat than Thomas More – even more catholic than More
  • Stronger conviction
  • Only bishop who refused Reformation
  • Links to Catherine of Aragon was good
  • Refused Oath of Succession
  • Had Pope on his side and supporters of Catherine
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The Carthusians

  • Itinerant preachers and can hence spread the word
  • High ranking income £160,000 p.a. approx.
  • Same income as Henry
  • 10,000 of them
  • Not united in their views
  • Leaders were executed
  • 18 members of Charterhouse were starved or executed
  • 6 killed around the same time as fisher
  • Didn’t travel very far
  • Rich and in London, Henry can see their monastery from his house
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Elizabeth Barton

  • Messenger from God
  • Archbishop Warham – 1533
  • Vision of Holy Mary, gives advice and insights
  • ‘Fatima visions’ 20th century
  • Friends in high places
  • Probably was mentally ill but not understood
  • Travels around Kent
  • Prophesising
  • Said that Henry would not live a month after his marriage
  • Has strong supporters
  • Dr Edward Bocking writes down prophecies
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Robert Barnes (1495 – 1540)

  • Augustinian friar in his early years
  • Non-conformist religious views
  • Forced to recant his views before a tribunal in 1526, before fleeing to Wittenberg in 1528
  • Henry and Cromwell saw Barnes as a potential useful link with Luther
  • Turned in radical John Lambert who was burned at the stake
  • Condemned to the flames on 30 July 1540
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