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Andrew Allan Chibi (b.1963) is an experienced (over twenty years) professional and academic historian. A Canadian scholar (from London, Ontario) living in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in the north of England, he is continuing a lifelong interest in the study and elucidation of History. Doctor Chibi read English Literature, Political Science and History at the University of Windsor (B.A. 1985; Hons. B.A. 1986), read European history at the University of Toronto (M.A. 1987) and then specialized in early modern England and European Reformation studies at the University of Sheffield (Ph.D. 1993). He considers himself a scholar and an educator, having lectured at the universities of Sheffield, Derby, Bradford, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Trinity and All Saints (Leeds), Southampton and Leicester (creating many unique modules) as well as having taught at the secondary level and tutored students in distance learning initiatives (and writing A-level, AS and AQA modules). Over his career as an educator he has faced a number of hard questions and the pursuit of satisfactory answers has resulted in a number of books, journal articles, book reviews, biographical notes and educational supplements. His latest book The Wheat and the Tares was published in mid-March 2015, while his latest article "'The daungerous whyrlepoole of wicked ignoraunce.' Paul Bush's Exhortation, the Gloucestershire gentry and the Marian revitalization of Catholicism" was published in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 133 (2016), pp. 161-74. Doctor Chibi takes a particular interest in religious and intellectual studies, as evinced by his publications. These include the books Henry VIII's Conservative Scholar: Bishop John Stokesley and the Divorce, Royal Supremacy and Doctrinal Reform (1997), The European Reformation (A student's guide to the key ideas and the events they shaped) (1999), Henry VIII's Bishops: Administrators, Scholars and Shepherds (2003), The English Reformation: The effect on a nation (2004) and a study of comparative religion, Religions: An Introduction to the Major World Faiths (2008) - as well as such articles as The European Wars of Religion, in Encyclopaedia of Religion and War (2004), Aspects of the Reformation, in Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire (2000), "Time-servers", "Ciphers" and "Trimmers": a re-evaluation of Henry VIII's Episcopal promotions 1540-47, in Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte (2008), and Richard Sampson, his "Oratio", and Henry VIII's Royal Supremacy, Journal of Church and State (1997) among many others. Doctor Chibi has also produced commissioned work, like many short biographies for the New DNB (2004), has an inside cover credit on Mark Greengrass's The Longman Companion to the European Reformation c.1500-1618 (1998) and many E-publications for the John Foxe Book of Martyrs e-edition project (British Academy John Foxe Project, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, published March/April 2010). Doctor Chibi has also written over sixty book reviews which have appeared in The Sixteenth Century Journal, History, Anglican Theological Review, The Historian, The Heythrop Journal, Renaissance Quarterly, Journal of Modern History, Reformation, Canadian Journal of History / Annales canadiennes d'histoire, Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme and Social History. Currently, Doctor Chibi is working on a number of new publications, including new books - Render unto Caesar: The Church and the magistrate in Reformation thought and The unprofitable servant - as well as articles - Exegesis in rhyme-royal: Paul Bush's The Extirpation of Ignorancy (1526), salvation, the covenant, and Henrician obedience polemic, Paul Bush's A brefe exhortation re-evaluated: scripture, the Eucharist and salvation in a Marian polemic, ~"Hoc est corpus meum" - the importance of words and meanings, and several new book reviews as well as new modules for both tutored and self-directed distance learning and A-level courses for British schools.