How Did Henry VIII Lead To The Separation Of The Church Of England?

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Besides his six wives, Henry the VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England, from the Roman Catholic Church. He was known as the creator and ruler of the English Reformation. A series of events in the 16th century England, which was controlled by Henry VIII. Henry was born on the 26th of June 1491. Henry VIII was the King of England from 21st of April 1509 until his death in 1547 (age 55). Henry was one of six children to his father, Henry VII, and his mother, Elizabeth of York. Soon after his brothers death in 1502 he became the heir to the throne. When Henry VII died in 1509, Henry VIII became King of England. Henry was a strong, powerful and determined person, and was shown greatly in his work of being king. During the 1530 's and 1540 's England underwent many drastic changes in the rules and beliefs of the Church. All these changes happened because Henry VIII wanted to divorce one of his many wives. In doing this Henry was forced to create the English reformation. The English reformation started because Henry wanted to divorce his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon, but back in centry it was not a simple issue, or decision to make, in fact it was extremely complex. The Roman Catholic Church believed that marriage was for life. They did not recognise, let alone support, divorce. Henry…show more content…
The English reformation started because Henry wanted to divorce his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon, but back in centry it was not a simple issue, or decision to make, in fact it was extremely complex. The Roman Catholic Church believed that marriage was for life. They did not recognise, let alone support, divorce. Henry the VIII was a harsh man, he executed his wives and he did in fact commit many sins. As it says it in to bible (Romans 13:9)““You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shal l not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbour as

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