Henry VIII use of government and affairs.

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  • Henry VIII's Use of Government and affairs.
    • Act's
      • The Act in Restraint of Appeals  (April 1533)
        • Drawn by Cromwell, Claimed that Henry possessed a imperial jurisdiction which was not subject to any foreign power, and people could not appeal to Rome about the church's decisions.
      • The Act of Supremacy     (November 1534)
        • Gave legislative force to Henry. This was the final break from Rome,  Formally recognised Henry as head of the church, their people, and their beliefs
      • The Act of Succession   (April 1534)
        • Declared that Henry's marriage to Catherine was void, and that his and Anne's children were the succession (placing Mary as illegitimate). All those against their marriage would be charged for treason.
      • The Treason Act (November 1534)
        • Made it easier for people to be charged for treason, effectively allowing the 'safety' of Henry's Dynasty.
    • Councils
      • Privy Chamber - Henry's Private Chambers.
      • Privy Council - Small group of advisors.
        • About 20 members, Key members being Cromwell and Wolsey.
          • Both Ann Boleyn and Cromwell had an impact on the reformation parliament, by influencing the way Henry ran it, and the laws in which he passed.
            • The council splits in two groups - the Conservatives and the Reformers.
              • The Conservatives tried to remove Anne by suggesting that their marriage should be dissolved. Cromwell joined in as he felt that his influence and relationship with the king was beginning to weaken.
        • The Gentleman of the chamber had great influence over Henry.


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