"The comparison between Brexit and the Anglican Reform misses the point"

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In an article published on February 10 in these columns, Bradford Littlejohn offers an argued comparison between Brexit and the Anglican Reformation of the 16th century. He makes the analogy between the rejection by the English clergy of papal taxes and that of the British contribution to the EU. He compares the Brussels bureaucracy to that of the Holy See in the 16th century. The article is brilliant, thought-provoking, but quickly goes over the behavior of Henry VIII.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The break with Rome was also the beginning of an increasingly despotic behavior of the British sovereign, the edge of a century and a half of monarchical absolutism, religious persecution, revolutions, the country only regaining political balance during the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689 In fact, during this period, England followed largely, alone, the same history as the European continent. The break between England and the rest of Europe was only apparent, the continent entering in a clean spiral of violence, from the Wars of Religion to the Thirty Years War. Contrary to appearances, England, from Henry VIII to Cromwell, resembled the continent, more brutal. From Shakespeare to Hobbes, we see the most great English minds of time deeply marked by the violence of island history. Even today the calendar of the Catholic Church gives as much space to the martyrs of the Elizabethan era as to those of the Revolution (…) Read more on Figaro.fr

"data-reactid =" 26 "> The break with Rome was also the beginning of an increasingly despotic behavior of the British sovereign, the edge of a century and a half of monarchical absolutism, religious persecution, revolutions , the country only regaining political balance during the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689. In fact, during this period, England followed largely, alone, the same history as the European continent. England and the rest of Europe were only apparent, the continent entering a clean spiral of violence, from the Wars of Religion to the Thirty Years War. Contrary to appearances, England, from Henry VIII to Cromwell, resembled the continent, more brutal. From Shakespeare to Hobbes, we see the greatest English minds of the time marked deeply by the violence of island history. Even today the calendar of the Catholic Church makes room for ussi great to the martyrs of the Elizabethan era than to those of the Revolution (…) Read more on Figaro.fr

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