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English Reformation. Break Away from Catholic Church. When – 1527 Who – King Henry VIII Why – Wanted to Divorce his wife. Henry VIII. Married to Catherine of Aragon One surviving child – Mary Tudor Wanted a son – heir to the throne

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English reformation

English Reformation


Break away from catholic church

Break Away from Catholic Church

  • When – 1527

  • Who – King Henry VIII

  • Why – Wanted to Divorce his wife


Henry viii

Henry VIII

  • Married to Catherine of Aragon

    • One surviving child – Mary Tudor

    • Wanted a son – heir to the throne

    • Falls in love with Ann Boleyn – figures she will give him a son

    • Asks pope to annul marriage

    • Pope refuses – Henry takes over English Church


Act of supremacy

Act of Supremacy

  • Henry is only supreme head on Earth of the Church of England

  • Many Catholics protested and were persecuted

    • Sir Thomas Moore – executed

  • Henry closed many Catholic monasteries and convents

    • Gave land to nobles who supported his new church

  • New Church of England

    • Most Catholic forms of worship


Henry s death

Henry’s Death

  • Married six times – only one son

  • Edward VI inherits throne at the age of 9

  • Turned England Protestant

  • Edward dies – Mary Tudor queen


England s religions

England’s Religions

  • Edward – Protestant

  • Mary – Catholic

  • Elizabeth – Elizabethan settlement

    • Middle ground of Protestant and Catholic practices

    • Catholic rituals – bishops and archbishops

    • Book of Common Prayer – Protestant doctrine

    • English replaced Latin in church services


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