In the sixteenth century, religious beliefs underwent a dramatic change. As differences between the late medieval Roman Catholic Church and the nature of Luther's Protestantism spread across Western Europe, where you stood on points of theology could literally mean life or death. For example, what did you have to do to attain salvation? And what happened in the most holy moment of a church service, the Mass?
In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb explores the complex and fascinating ideas that people believed with Professor Alec Ryrie.
This episode was edited by Joseph Knight and produced by Rob Weinberg.