Differences Between King Henry Viii And The English Reformation

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Henry VIII and the English reformation was a time of great change in the Roman Catholic Church. Henry VIII was committed to the fact that under the Pope’s law people were not allowed to divorce because they would not go to Heaven. When King Henry VIII’s marriage did not work he asked the Pope for a divorce but the request was denied. When Henry VIII believed his marriage was not working he decided to establish a new Church which would allow him to legally divorce and still be able to go to Heaven. In the coming years, King Henry VIII changed the Catholic Church forever, allowing Catholic’s to divorce without needing permission from the Pope.

King Henry VIII was able to change the way England ran the laws that governed the marriage system.
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King Henry wanted to be on the people’s side by not making them pay money which was a big advantage for him. When King Henry VIII decided to break away from the Catholic Church he had a plan to get the people on his side and agree with his choice to start his own Church. During the time of King Henry VIII the monks who were taking money from the town people were mostly fat and lazy. When they took money from the poor they became very wealthy so they could buy more land and expand their monasteries. King Henry VIII wanted to dissolve the monasteries ‘like sugar in hot liquid’ which he later called his plan the “Dissolution” meaning that that they were to be dissolved and gone from the town. Henry used his men to ask the monks if they kept their vows and if they answered yes and their vow was of silence then they would be discredited, but if they didn’t answer then they would also be discredited for not helping the king or hiding something. King Henry VIII used the money he took from the monks to pay for pensions for the town’s people and the monks who were left with

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