John Fisher, 1469-1535 was a figure of European stature during the Tudor age. His many roles included those of bishop, humanist, theologian, cardinal, and ultimately martyr. This study places him in the context of sixteenth-century Christendom, focusing t just on his resistance to Henry VIII, but also on his active engagement with the renaissance and reformation.
MARIA DOWLING is Senior Lecturer in History, St. Mary's University College, Strawberry Hill. She has taught in institutions in London and Budapest and is author of Humanism in the Age of Henry VIII.