Opposition to the Reformation

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    • Elizabeth Barton
      • Who are they?
        • domestic servant in the household of Thomas Cobb
      • How did they oppose the Reformation?
        • she began prophesying saying that if Henry remarried, he would die within a few months
      • Why did they oppose the Reformation?
        • against Catholic beliefs
      • What happened to them and why?
        • King's agents spread rumours that she was engaged in sexual relations with priests
        • forced to confess that she fabricated her revelations
        • hanged and beheaded
      • Significance of their opposition
        • only woman to have been  beheaded with their head on a spike
        • supported by John Fisher
    • John Fisher
      • Who are they?
        • English Catholic Bishop - a cardinal and theologian
        • Bishop of Rochester
        • Tutored Henry in RS
      • How did they oppose the Reformation?
        • spoke openly about the sanctity of marriage
        • Refused to acknowledge Anne Boleyn as queen
        • Tried to overthrow Henry and replace him with Charles V
      • Why did they oppose the Reformation?
        • believed that the powers used by the Pope were given by God
      • What happened to them and why?
        • executed, because he refused to acknowledge Anne as queen
      • Significance of their position
        • Only Bishop to be killed for opposing Royal Succession
    • Thomas More
      • Who are they?
        • English lawyer
        • social philosopher
        • councillor to Henry
      • How did they oppose the Reformation?
        • aided Wolsey - tried to reduce Reformation
        • supported Pope not King
        • refused to support the annulment of Catherine of Aragon
        • did not attend Anne Boleyn's coronation
      • Why did they oppose the Reformation?
        • believed the Reformation = Heresy
      • What happened to them and why?
        • Arrested for treason - trialled on 1/6/1535
        • was gonna be hung, drawn and quartered
        • beheaded in the end
      • Significance of their opposition
        • well respected
        • his death caused problems

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