- Sep 2017
This book is not about religion, although I talk about religion. It's about religious tolerance and the fight for human rights; the first battlefront in public discourse about human rights.
Freedom of religion was the first base upon which other understandings of freedom have been built upon.
This is the story of 16th century Europe, and the political earthquake that was protestantism. The overarching historical narrative unfolds around the lives of fictional characters who might have lived in this historic period.
Follett's literary reenactment explores the intricacies of the Protestant Reformation through a cast of strategically diverse characters, whose stories span across multiple continents, nations, and cities. Each character is an important harbinger of larger historical trends. Within the masterfully established geo-political reality, each of their decisions serve to gradually reveal their distinct personalities and temperaments, belief systems and ideologies, and cultural identities.
- religious freedom
- European History
- Mary Tudor
- Queen Elizabeth I
- Historic Retelling
- Religious tolerance
- British History
- Mary Queen of Scots
- Religious reformation
- Tudor England
- British Monarchy
- Virgin Queen
- Human rights
- History of political thought
- Ken Follett
- Historic Fiction
- History of religion
- May 2017
f the kingdom of France has resisted it, why do we Germans suffer ourselves to be fooled and deceived?
This mentions the political development in the form of resistance to the beliefs upon Pope's influence in the lives of Christians that was resisted by the French. It shows how Roman Catholic Church was losing its power as a result of Protestant reformations.
- Jun 2016
- Apr 2016
Catholic Church during the Middle Ages in Europe
Based in part on Umberto Eco’s well-known text. As well as Medieval Catholics’ attitude towards scriptures, leading to Gutenberg, Luther, Calvin, and literacy campaigns all the way to the current climate of technological determinism.
- Nov 2015
It supported lecture campaigns, produced temperance literature, and organized revivals specifically aimed at encouraging worshippers to give up the drink.
Aimed to alter one's way of life
They built orphanages and free medical dispensaries, and developed programs to provide professional services like social work, job placement, and day camps for children in the slums.