Henry viii Reformation

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  • Henry viii Reformation
    • INTRO:Began 1533. He did no want to change England's religion but paved the way for rise of Protestantism after his death
    • Henry and English = staunch catholics
      • The Pope had made him Defender of faith
    • But had a chief minister - Thomas Cromwell who wanted control from Pope
      • And Henry wanted a divorce. Pope wouldnt grant.
        • Archbishop Cramner granted divorce and henry broke from ROme
    • Historians argue over motives but agree Cromwell was key
      • Reluctant: hated Lutheran doctrine
        • In search of glory: dissolution of monasteries
    • Henry dissolved monasteries and confiscated wealth. Historians argue over motive
      • some historians say they were lazy and corrupt and people fed up with them.
      • Some argue just wanted to rid papal power and steal wealth. Poor left uncared for.4,000revolted in North.
    • Whatever his motives, historian do agree that there were mixed messages
      • Passed Act of 6 Articles reinforcing Catholic principles
      • Supportive of Thomas Cramner who had P leanings and henry published English bible
      • CONC: Whatever the reasons, Henry paved the way for the rise of P in Eng and the religious roller-coaster of the following century.
  • But had a chief minister - Thomas Cromwell who wanted control from Pope
    • And Henry wanted a divorce. Pope wouldnt grant.
      • Archbishop Cramner granted divorce and henry broke from ROme

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