It was also a pre-reformation movement and essentially in opposition to Roman Catholicism.
The furniture and accessories of the altar in pre-reformation times were numerous.
The church has a low W. tower, possessing one pre-reformation bell.
There is a chamber above in which was the library of pre-reformation days.
It is unfortunate that our information in regard to the inner life of the nuns in pre-reformation England is so scanty.
The subject naturally divides itself into two parts—(a) The pre-reformation period, (b) The post-reformation period.
Nor did the Church in England in pre-reformation times fail in her duty in this respect.
If we turn to pre-reformation visitation reports, which are free from the desire to state a case, the evidence is more mixed.
A famous pre-reformation chalice is preserved among the church plate, and the village is proud of its bells.
The reader will perhaps be startled at the idea of a Pope having a son, but this, we must remember, was a pre-reformation Pope.
"improvement, alteration for the better," late 14c., "restoration;" mid-15c., "improvement," from Old French reformacion and directly from Latin reformationem (nominative reformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reformare (see reform (v.)). In reference to the European religious movement, it is attested by 1540s, borrowed from Luther. The movement began as a bid to reform doctrines and practices of the Church of Rome.
A religious movement in the sixteenth century that began as an attempted reform of the Roman Catholic Church but resulted in the founding of Protestant churches separate from it. Some of the leaders of the Reformation were Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox. The Reformation was established in England after King Henry VIII declared himself head of the Christian Church in that country.