All you need to know about the Reformation and didn't like to ask!

This new publication takes readers on a walking tour of all the main Reformation sites in Oxford and in Cambridge. It includes an Introduction and a Timeline which spans 200 years, from John Wycliffe. 

If you wish you knew more about the English Reformation, this guide is for you. It begins with a section called 'Start here' which leads you through the history in a digestible way.  A Timeline sets the Oxford and Cambridge events in context. 

The guide for each university town will take you to all the main sites with a brief explanation of their  significance.

Are there lessons for now from the Reformation? The author believes so. She ventures seven (see p46)  and invites the reader to add to them.

Easy-to-follow maps.  Lessons from the Reformation. Appendix on Charles Simeon. Recommended Reading. 48pp. 

Available online from Blackwells and Amazon.  Published by dictum.

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The Reformation: What you need to know and Why by John Stott and Michael Reeves.


This book has been called 'The Reformation in your pocket'.  

An unusual book in two parts. The first part, by Mike Reeves,  brings a fast-paced narrative of what happened in the sixteenth century across Europe.  This is followed by a reflection from John Stott on the part Christians must play now, in our own times.

Then comes  an Appendix which could bring a surprise - on what kind of unity Jesus was praying for in John 17, one of the most vital, and yet misunderstood passages in the New Testament. (See page on 'Unity'.) What did Jesus mean by the Church being 'one'?

Published in the UK by Monarch and in the US by Hendrickson. Available from internet booksellers globally. 

The Martyrs of Mary Tudor by Andrew Atherstone

This short book (128pp) sets the Oxford events in their national context. it gives an overview of political and religious life, with illustrations, fact boxes, maps, and pithy text. It also shows where the martyrs died, for readers to see all the sites at a glance.

Published by Day One in its Travel With series. Available from internet sellers or bookstores globally.

These two companion titles bring together what happened and why in an accessible way. 


Charles Simeon: Silhouettes and Skeletons

Charles Simeon (1759-1836) is the man behind Cambridge's 'second wave of Reformation'.  Here his story is traced down to the present day.

The UK edition includes a concertina of the famous silhouettes cut by Edouart Augustin. 

Simeon was John Stott's mentor as a preacher, and Stott asked for the same wording on his headstone as was on Simeon's memorial plaque.

Includes walking tour map. 

Distributed by dictum in the UK. (Bulk purchase from 10ofthose.com.) A US edition will be published shortly by Wipf and Stock.




 St Edmund of Abingdon: The Servant Heart

 Stop 3 on the Oxford Reformation walk is St Edmund Hall.  'Teddy Hall' played a unique role in Reformation history. It bridged the gap between Wycliffe and the 16th century. 

Will Donaldson, Chaplain of Teddy Hall,  brings a concise treatment of Edmund’s life and character. His  is 'the story behind the story' of the Hall's Christian foundation, and its succession of godly principals. 

Questions for Reflection. 

Grove spirituality series. 28pp.

Available from Amazon UK, or directly from Grove Publishing.