Anti-papal iconoclasm in southern England (38 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
A wave of anti-papal iconoclasm in southern England sees many relics, images and shrines destroyed. These notably include the shrine of Thomas a Beckett at Canterbury, which had stood since 1220 and been a focus of pilgrimages ever since.

Editors. "Anti-papal iconoclasm in southern England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[, accessed 25 October 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. Anglican Reformation 16th Century - Politics and Religion