Abstract: This study examines the religious life of the royal household in the first half of the sixteenth century. The primary objective is to examine the impact of the Reformation upon private devotional practices of individuals within the royal household. Since such a context was unique, the study begins with an outline of the structure and life-style of the court, highlighting a number of themes which recur throughout the following chapters.
Three depict the impact of the Reformation, starting with transformations between the Reformation and cultural contexts, followed by the global spread of protestant beliefs in new cultural contexts, and the cultural fields of the present reception of the Reformation. The indirect impact of the Reformation in the arts and media, in politics and law, in forms of knowledge and of life, and last but not least in religion itself deserve special attention.
Impact of the Protestant Reformation - Boundless
4. The Protestant Reformation induced iconoclasm, or the destruction of religious imagery The intellectual impact of the Reformation was basically that people began to think for theirselves. As an overall population people began to become more literate which caused them to be able to grasp and learn more.