Definition of Defender of the faith
1. Noun. A title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since.
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Literary usage of Defender of the faith
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1. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"His book against Luther gains him the title of Defender of the Faith, i5«. Influence of the writings of Luther and other foreign Reformers on English ..."
2. Lives of the Queens of England: from the Norman conquest by Agnes Strickland (1848)
"... both Sicilies, Jerusalem, and Ireland, defender of the faith, archduchess of Austria, duchess of Burgundy, Milan, and Brabant, countess of Haps- burg, ..."
3. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1876)
"... defender of the faith, ETC. May it please Your Most Excellent Majesty, THE whole body of the Natural History, either designed or written by the late ..."
4. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1879)
"He undertakes to write against Luther—Cry of Alarm—Tradition and Sacramentalism—Prudence of Sir T. More—The Book presented to the Pope—Defender of the Faith ..."
5. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1908)
"A Bull of the 26th of October I conferred on the King of England the proud title of " Defender of the Faith," which is still borne on the arms and coinage ..."
6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1851)
"defender of the faith. (Vol. ii., p. 442.) It is quite startling to be told that the title of " Defender of the Faith " was used by any royal predecessor of ..."