Burning Convictions

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Duration: 1 hour

Simon Schama sets out to explain how Britain stopped being a Catholic country in just three generations. Henry VIII's passion for Anne Boleyn set in motion a tidal wave of religious upheaval that would claim the lives of thousands. Although Henry himself remained a Catholic all his life, his son Edward VI, a Protestant by conviciton, made sure there would be no going back, despite Bloody Mary's last ditch attempt to hold back the Reformation.


Simon Schama
Tim Kirby
Martina Hall


  • Wed 1 Nov 2000 21:00 BBC Two

  • Mon 6 Nov 2000 09:00 BBC Knowledge

  • Mon 6 Nov 2000 12:00 BBC Knowledge

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