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  • …the inquiries she was eager to make of Miss Tilney; but so active were her thoughts, that when these inquiries were answered, she was hardly more assured than before, of Northanger Abbey having been a richly endowed convent at the time of the Reformation, of its having fallen into the hands of an ancestor of the Tilneys on its dissolution, of a large portion of the ancient building still making a part of the present dwelling although the rest was decayed, or of its standing low in a…

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  • Most scholars date the reformation from Luther’s 1517 publishing of The Ninety-Five Theses to the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia.
  • Unlike most involved in the Reformation, Luther argued that free will was the central issue.

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