Tudor Religion



In the reign of Henry VIII, almost everybody in England was a Roman Catholic Christian.  But, mixed into the Christian Catholic faith, there were thousands of what we nowadays call 'superstitions'.  Source 1 describes some of the hundreds of superstitions that most people in Tudor times believed in. 

It is almost impossible for us today to appreciate the extent to which at the beginning of our period in the 1500s people's lives were affected by their beliefs in magic, the world of spirits, and superstition. 


Religion remained important for people throughout the period 1500-1750.  But, as time went on, the power of superstition and magic declined. 



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1  Tudor Superstitions