Part 3 The Identity and Faith of the Ulster Protestant

3 The Sword and Crown The Heroes and Martyrs of the English Reformation

The Sword and the Crown

The story of the English Reformation plays a key role in helping us understand what Protestantism is.  It is the story of how the English speaking people received their Bible.  We learn about scholarly leaders, of principled martyrs and of cruel persecutions.  The sword of the English crown could not conquer the sword of God’s Word.  Christ as King proved Himself more powerful than either Henry 8th and Mary Tudor.

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