How Did Henry Viii Contribute To The Protestant Reformation

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Johana Garcia
Mr. Bogoni
World History 2nd Period.
19 April 29017
The Protestant Reformation in England By the Ruler Henry The VIII In Greenwich Palace on 28 June 1491, the great Henry the VIII (8th) was born. Henry was the second son of Henry the VII and Elizabeth of York. His older brother, Arthur, married the princess of Aragon, Catherine. When Arthur passed away, Henry followed to marry Catherine when Henry the VII died. At only seventeen years of age Henry became ruler of England, ruling for about 36 years. When Henry presided over England, he made drastic changes which brought his nation into the Protestant Reformation. Henry had a total of six wives which all except one died, which goes against church rules. This paper will examine how in the 1500’s …show more content…

The divorce between Catherine and Henry was not approved, but Henry still married Anne Boleyn who was already expecting a child from him.
The Church of Westminster called the marriage “invalid”, in the letter of Thomas Cranmer, 1533 it states “it hath been reported throughout a great part of the realm that I married [them after the
Coronation]; which was plainly false, for I myself knew not thereof a fortnight after it was done”
(Letter of Thomas Cranmer, p. 5). This explains that the marriage went against the Catholic
Church rules and the couple is not considered Husband nor Wife and Anne was not Queen
England. As this occurred by 1534 Henry created the Act of Supremacy where he made possible to increase the power of the ruler or king and decreased the power the church an
Garcia 3 making him ruler of the Church of England. In the original text of the Act of Supremacy Henry states that “Albeit the king's Majesty justly and rightfully is and ought to be the supreme head of the Church of England, and so is recognized by the clergy of this realm in their convocations,

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