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Henry VIII of course had no intention of establishing freedom of conscience in religious matters. He had merely substituted himself for the Pope as Head of the English Church. He sought to impose a new, only slightly altered orthodoxy to replace the one he had overthrown. Yet his successors failed to impose a uniform religious system. Catholicism could not be restored, as Mary and later James II discovered, but it also could not be totally suppressed. Nor, it transpired, could the sovereign impose uniformity of religious observance on Protestants.

It can be confidently asserted that it is the everyday maxims which have a greater resonance with the wider public. Newspaper headlines, slogans and graffiti, and non-verbal symbols, such as the British bulldog, or Britannia, or photographic images may reinforce or express particular ideological approaches. Some political ideologies are indeed almost entirely lacking in sophisticated intellectual expression. The Nuremberg rallies and the slogans painted in Mussolini's Italy, 'Believe, Obey, Fight', 'Live dangerously', 'Better one day as a lion than a thousand years as a sheep', perhaps tell us more about the nature of fascism, and certainly had more influence on political behaviour than the generally rather thin fascist theoretical literature.

5) but also acknowledges a debt to Adam Smith and Hayek (Thatcher, 1977), and it is difficult to assess which has made the more significant contribution to what has come to be termed 'Thatcherism'. It can be confidently asserted that it is the everyday maxims which have a greater resonance with the wider public. Newspaper headlines, slogans and graffiti, and non-verbal symbols, such as the British bulldog, or Britannia, or photographic images may reinforce or express particular ideological approaches.

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