The Reformation in England: Acts

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  • The Reformation in England: Acts.
    • Act in restraint of Appeals, 1533
      • Prevented appeals to Rome
      • Placed all ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Henry's control.
    • Acts of 1534
      • Act forbidding papal dispensation and payment of Peter's pence
        • Put all ecclesiastical  powers in the hands of the King.
        • Prevented taxation to Rome.
      • Act of Succession
        • Henry's marriage to Catherine was invalid.
        • Declared Mary to be illegitimate.
        • Made it a treasonable offence to deny the succession.
        • The whole nation had to swear an oath to observe the succession
      • Act of Supremacy
        • Stated that Henry 'justly and rightly is and ought to be the supreme head of the church of England'
        • Gave Henry the right to collects first fruits and tenths
        • Made it treason to call the King or Queen a heretic.
    • 1536 Act
      • Dissolution of the smaller monasteries.
      • Members of the religious houses could transfer to larger establishments.
      • The King could exempt houses
      • Triggered the Pilgrimage of Grace
      • By 1540 all monastic houses had been dissolved.
    • 1539 Act
      • Voluntary  surrender  of  monastic property
      • Abbots who didn't surrender had evidence planted against them.
        • Glastonbury.
        • Reading
        • Colchester
      • Some people were bought off with large pensions.


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