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CLIP 162

Why was religion so important to Tudor people?

Why was religion so important to Tudor people?

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Key Info
  • Why was religion so important to Tudor people?
  • Duration: 02:38
  • This clip opens with a description of the pre-Reformation Catholic church, explaining that it would be almost unrecognisable to people today. At the centre was the priest – an almost magical figure who was thought to be able to transform bread into the body of Christ. Head of the Church was the Pope, to whom even the king deferred. In the early 1500s, Henry VIII - defender of the faith - accepted the Pope’s position unquestioningly.
  • Subject:



    Monarchy: Early Modern

  • Keywords: religion, Catholic, Reformation, Pope, Henry VIII, ceremony, priest
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to name a number of celebrities and people they admire. Comparisons could then be made between such high-profile figures and the local priest. With regard to the relationship between monarch and Pope, ask students to consider who would be priest, bishop, king or Pope if their school were the Catholic Church.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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