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Bernard, G. W.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 6,954 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals  Academic theses  Juvenile works  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DA332, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by G. W Bernard
Anne Boleyn : fatal attractions by G. W Bernard( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this groundbreaking new biography, G.W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England's most captivating queens. Through a wide-ranging forensic examination of sixteenth-century sources, Bernard reconsiders Boleyn's girlhood, her experience at the French court, the nature of her relationship with Henry and the authenticity of her evangelical sympathies. He depicts Anne Boleyn as a captivating, intelligent and highly sexual woman whose attractions Henry resisted for years until marriage could ensure legitimacy for their offspring." "He shows that it was Henry, not Anne, who developed the ideas that led to the break with Rome. And, most radically, he argues that the allegations of adultery that led to Anne's execution in the Tower could he close to the truth."--Jacket
The late medieval English church : vitality and vulnerability before the break with Rome by G. W Bernard( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The later medieval English church is invariably viewed through the lens of the Reformation that transformed it. But in this bold and provocative book historian George Bernard examines it on its own terms, revealing a church with vibrant faith and great energy, but also with weaknesses that reforming bishops worked to overcome. Bernard emphasizes royal control over the church. He examines the challenges facing bishops and clergy, and assesses the depth of lay knowledge and understanding of the teachings of the church, highlighting the practice of pilgrimage. He reconsiders anti-clerical sentiment and the extent and significance of heresy. He shows that the Reformation was not inevitable: the late medieval church was much too full of vitality. But Bernard also argues that alongside that vitality, and often closely linked to it, were vulnerabilities that made the break with Rome and the dissolution of the monasteries possible. The result is a thought-provoking study of a church and society in transformation"--
The king's reformation : Henry VIII and the remaking of the English church by G. W Bernard( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry VIII's reformation remains among the most crucial yet misunderstood events in English history. In this substantial new account G.W. Bernard presents the king as neither confused nor a pawn in the hands of manipulative factions. Henry is revealed instead as the determining mover of religious policy throughout this momentous period." "From the beginning of his campaign to secure a divorce from Catherine of Aragon that led him to break with Rome, Henry's strategy, as Professor Bernard shows, was more consistent and more radical than historians have allowed. Henry refused to introduce Lutheranism, but rather harnessed the rhetoric of the continental reformation in support of his royal supremacy. Convinced that the church needed urgent reform, in particular the purging of superstition and idolatry, Henry's dissolution of the monasteries and the dismantling of the shrines were much more than a venal attempt to raise money. The King sought a middle way between Rome and Zurich, between Catholicism and its associated superstitions on one hand and the subversive radicalism of the reformers on the other." "With a ruthlessness that verged on tyranny, Henry VIII determined the pace of change in twenty years fundamental to England's religious development."--Jacket
Edward VI by Jennifer Loach( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jennifer Loach presents a substantially fresh portrait of the boy king. Far from being the sickly child of traditional history, he is depicted as a typical young aristocrat of his day, interested in hunting, tournaments and warfare, healthy and vigorous up to his final months. The cause of Edward's early death is here diagnosed as the consequence of a severe and rapid infection of the lungs, rather than the gradual process of tuberculosis." "The book explores Edward's life as prince and later king, analysing the events and politics of the time and the context of the royal court in his upbringing and his rule. It considers the extent to which the young king was himself involved in matters of state and assesses the governments of Edward Seymour, duke of Somerset, and of John Dudley, duke of Northumberland, both of whom ruled in his name. Loach questions the image of Edward as the 'godly imp' portrayed in John Foxe's Book of Martyrs, and advances the view that he was more concerned with obedience to his authority than with detailed points of doctrine." "This important and original book transforms our understanding of a dramatic period of British history, marked by political volatility, religious change and social unrest, and throws new light on an age often neglected by historians."--Jacket
War, taxation, and rebellion in early Tudor England : Henry VIII, Wolsey, and the Amicable Grant of 1525 by G. W Bernard( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of the early Tudor nobility : a study of the Fourth and Fifth Earls of Shrewsbury by G. W Bernard( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, politics, and society in sixteenth-century England( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of hitherto unpublished material sheds important light on the English court and its relationship with a wider political society in the sixteenth century. The 'Journall' of political events covering 1547-52 and 1559-1562, possibly by the 'commonwealth man' John Hayles, offers arresting insights on court politics, foreign affairs and events in the life of London. It is published alongside a related account of the rivalry between the Dukes of Somerset and Northumberland. Court religious ceremonial is illustrated through an edition of regulations for the royal chapel. The memoir of Jean Malliet, sent to England to solicit a loan for the beleaguered city of Geneva in 1582-3, demonstrates the 'Calvinist international' at work. A tranche of letters from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton offers fresh material on court politics in this period
Studying at university : how to adapt successfully to college life by G. W Bernard( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Studying at University' is a useful guide for anyone wanting to know how they can make the very best of their university experience. This informative book offers guidance to those in sixth form and college on what universities are all about and what being a student actually involves
The Tudor nobility by G. W Bernard( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and politics in Tudor England : essays by G. W Bernard( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterised by an interest in the nature and expression of power, this collection of essays by George Bernard combines a number of previously published pieces with original studies
Authority and consent in Tudor England : essays presented to C.S.L. Davies( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Boleyn : fatal atractions by G. W Bernard( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking new biography, G.W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England's most captivating queens
Anne Boleyn by G. W Bernard( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking new biography, G.W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England's most captivating queens
Fatal attractions by G. W Bernard( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a fresh portrait of one of England's most captivating queens. This title considers Boleyn's girlhood, her experience at the French court, the nature of her relationship with Henry, and the authenticity of her evangelical sympathies
How to adapt successfully to college life by G. W Bernard( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Studying at University' is a useful guide for anyone wanting to know how they can make the very best of their university experience. This informative book offers guidance to those in sixth form and college on what universities are all about and what being a student actually involves
The fourth and fifth Earls of Shrewsbury : a study in the power of the early Tudor nobility by G. W Bernard( )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vitality and vulnerability before the break with Rome by G. W Bernard( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard looks at the structure of the church, the nature of royal control over it, the clergy and bishops, the intense devotion and deep-rooted practices of the laity, anti-clerical sentiment, and the prevalence of heresy
Lembayung by Jennifer Coldrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Malay and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHO RULED TUDOR ENGLAND : paradoxes of power by G. W Bernard( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nyamuk by Jennifer Coldrey( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Malay and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The king's reformation : Henry VIII and the remaking of the English church
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The king's reformation : Henry VIII and the remaking of the English churchEdward VIReligion, politics, and society in sixteenth-century EnglandStudying at university : how to adapt successfully to college lifePower and politics in Tudor England : essaysAuthority and consent in Tudor England : essays presented to C.S.L. DaviesAnne Boleyn : fatal atractionsAnne Boleyn
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Bernard, G. W.

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Languages
English (149)

Malay (2)