Share this entry

Share this page

Henrician

Line breaks: Hen|rician
Pronunciation: /hɛnˈrɪʃɪən
 
/

Definition of Henrician in English:

adjective

Relating to the reign and policies of Henry VIII of England.
Example sentences
  • For all his ruthlessness, Cromwell gave away a hostage to fortune by his efforts to propel Henrician religious policy in a moderately Protestant direction.
  • Little excavation has yet taken place on such sites, but at Camber Castle, one of the Henrician forts, it showed a rapid succession of plan changes, as engineers struggled to find a solution to the menace of artillery.
  • For the post-Reformation English Catholic community owed everything to Henrician and Marian survivalism, and relatively little to the missions of seminary priests and Jesuits after 1570.

Definition of Henrician in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day raconteur
Pronunciation: ˌrakɒnˈtəː
noun
a person who tells anecdotes skilfully and amusingly…