Archive for the 'Chapter 13: Reformation, Religious Wars, and National Conflicts' Category

The Peace of Westphalia

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

The Peace of Westphalia in 1648 was extremely important not only because it ended the 30 years war but because it changed the ideology of warfare after that point. Until the Peace of Westphalia most of the conflicts in the west were religion based. After the Peace of Westphalia that entirely changed. This website gives […]

interesting Facts

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Henry VIII and marriage: Because Pope Clement VII refused to grant him a divorce, Henry repudiated papal authority, and established the Anglican church, with the KING as the head. This reorganization of the church of England was primarily based on the teachings of Erasmus and Luther. Role of Printing Press: This fueled the beginnings of religious change during […]

Images of John Calvin and Martin Luther

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

John Calvin: Martin Luther:

Hapsburg-Valois Wars

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Also commonly referred to as the Italian Wars, these wars were initiated when Henry II of France declared war against Charles V, in an effort to ensnare control of Italy to ensure French (not German) domination of European affairs. Henry VIII invaded Naples, which aroused irritation in the neighboring Hapsburg territories, Spain, Sicily, and Austria. […]

King James version of the Bible

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

King James’ political ideas were not within the trends of the time; he believed in the principle from the medieval era that God appointed Kings and therefore they were only accountable to God. He did all he could to avoid calling a Parliament to control taxation with other methods of channeling money for the monarchy. […]

Queen Elizabeth

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Having gone through high school, I’m sure most of us know the basic facts about Queen Elizabeth I (If you don’t they are in the book, starting on page 372). So let’s skip those. These are some cool tidbits about Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth loved to ride horses, much to the horror of her […]

John Calvin

Friday, February 5th, 2010

John Calvin was one of the great reformers of of the reformation period. Although raised as a devout catholic, he came to belive in the ideals of protestantism. He believed that the human race was prone to sin, and were ultimately lost unless God should intervene. He was further a subject of the French monarch, […]

Henry VIII

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

In our book Henry VIII is portrayed is somewhat of a positive light. This is an interesting viewpoint because it is so contrary to so many other sources. The book, when on the subject of Catherine of Aragon’s daughter, states “Henry doubted that England would accept a female heir to his throne and feared that […]

Martin Luther and Anti-Semitism

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Luther was a man who greatly impacted history but his anti-Semitic tendencies are often overlooked. The textbook has a short paragraph about his writings attacking the Jews in his “harshly worded pamphlets”, one of which is titled The Jews and Their Lies, but it’s not very forceful when drawing conclusions about what this could indicate. It […]

Religious Maps of Europe

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

I found some cool maps that show the impact of the reformation. This is a map of pre-reformation Europe. This is a map of 1520’s Europe. Finally, this is a map of modern day Europe. As a side note, I thought it was interesting that France starts out as all Catholic then has some Calvinist […]