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The Reluctant Queenand Other Reformation Women

The Reluctant Queen

and Other Reformation Women

Elaine Snuggs
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The women in this book – Lady Jane Grey, Anne Askew, Katherine Parr and Catherine Willoughby were Christian women of outstanding courage and conviction. Each was transformed by the teachings of the Reformation and experienced its dramas and dangers.

Elaine Snuggs has researched widely and deeply to portray for us four remarkable women living through a fascinating period in history, a period with immense consequences for England and indeed the world. The women are both well known (Katharine Parr, sixth and surviving wife of Henry VIII, and Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen) and not so well known (martyr Anne Askew and Catherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk).

These were not flawless heroines but in their times of trial showed themselves to be brave, intelligent, educated women, of strong character and radiant spirit, living for the Lord who had saved them and whom they had come to know as the only Saviour and Redeemer by grace alone through faith alone.

See how God has exercised his sovereignty in history – in the public sphere as well as in the lives of individuals, and be inspired to love Christ more, and live for him.

Elaine Snuggs

About Elaine Snuggs

Elaine Snuggs has a degree in history from Southampton University and a postgraduate diploma from the College of Librarianship Wales. She worked for Dorset County Library and later helped her husband run the Dunstable Christian bookshop. They have a son and two grandchildren and now live in West Yorkshire.

Specifications

  • Author: Elaine Snuggs
  • Release Date: November 2022
  • Pages: 240
  • Format: Large trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138
  • ISBN: 9781527109155
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: History & Biography > Biography > Biography & Autobiography

Endorsements

… succeeds in demonstrating that Reformation history is not just for the intellectual, but for the ordinary person as well. … a challenge and inspiration for believers today.

Pat Mollitt, Retired Pastor’s wife

No–one could be in any doubt after reading this book, that these women really knew how to give an answer for the hope that they had in Christ. Elaine demonstrates how they courageously and wisely articulated this hope, and faithfully held fast to it until the end.

Jo Coleman, Chair, Grace Baptist Women’s Association
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