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Reginald Pole. Prince and prophet. By Thomas F. Mayer. Pp. xv+468 incl. 5 tables and 43 ills * Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. [pounds sterling]50. 0 521 * 37188 0
Cardinal Pole in European context. By Thomas F. Mayer. (Collected Studies, 686.) Pp. xii+334. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. [pounds sterling]57.50. 0 86078 829 6
JEH (52) 2001; DOI: 10.1017/S0022046901551453
Thomas F. Mayer has devoted himself in the course of a prolific publishing career to the rediscovery of Cardinal Reginald Pole, plausible candidate for the English throne, humanist patron, failed leader of a Catholic Reformation and last archbishop of Canterbury to acknowledge the Roman obedience. A procession of articles, now gathered with one new item into a Variorum volume, forms a satellite to Mayer's full-scale life of Pole; soon all this will be …