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date: 19 March 2018

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This article discusses official homilies during the Tudor dynasty. It first describes the direct state use of the pulpit, and pinpoints the origin of the homilies. It studies the Edwardian homilies, the Elizabethan homilies, the structure of the homilies, and the contribution of Thomas Cranmer. The article also looks at the greatest tribute to the effectiveness of Cranmer's Book of Homilies, namely Reginald Pole's opinion in the Legatine Synod.

Keywords: official Tudor homilies, pulpit, origin of the homilies, Edwardian homilies, Elizabethan homilies, structure of the homilies, Thomas Cranmer, Reginald Pole, Legatine Synod, Book of Homilies

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