King Henry's Problem With The Reformation

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The problem with the Reformation was that Henry did not have the control he wanted over it, (the problem being identical to the one he had with the Catholic Church). When Henry made his break from the Catholic Church, he did so to make himself supreme head of the English Church. Porter stated it perfectly when she said he “disliked superstition, idolatry, and anything that came between him and those he governed.” What he also came to dislike was the Lutheran and Calvinist churches and ideas that were being spread across his country, and what the reformers (and Parr herself) did not seem to understand, was that Henry was not for a complete overhaul of the Catholic Church, but rather a modification to remove what was irksome for him and the
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