Jews, Church, & Civilization IV

INTRODUCTION

opposes the statute, is forced to resign, and is imprisoned in the Tower of London (which he was to return to again in 1546). In 1955 under Queen Mary he was later burnt at the stake, becoming one of three Oxford Martyrs of Anglicanism.

1539 CE: HENRY VIII ON–THE–MOVE

Henry VIII marries and divorces Anne of Cleves, executes the now-unpopular Thomas Cromwell, and marries Katherine Howard.

1539 CE: FRANKFURT (GERMANY) TRUCE

–declared between Catholic and Protestant territories.

1539 CE: KING SIGISMUND I (POLAND)

December 31: Ordered the Jews of Cracow, Posan and Lemberg (Lvov) to buy 3,350 Jewish books from the printing house of the apostate Helitz brothers. The Jews buy the books as ordered – and then destroy them all.

1539–40 CE: SIMONS

–publishes the Foundation Book of Anabaptist faith.

1540 CE: JESUITS ADVANCE

Pope recognizes order of Jesuits; will make them the chief agents of Counter Reformation

1540 CE: CONFERENCES AT HAGENAU AND WORMS

–fail to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.

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